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What are duck feathers called?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by GracefulBantams, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

    Oct 10, 2007
    Oklahoma
    Are duck feathers called the same names as chicken feathers?
    I need to classify poultry feather for a collection.
    Through the topic I posted here I was given a chart showing what chicken feathers are all called. Now I need to know is duck feathers are classified the same way? The reason I have a doubt about that is the fact that ducks don't have sickle tail feathers or hackle feathers, or probably even saddle feathers..... ?
     
  2. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    I have no idea but it is a good question. If no one here has an answer, I bet you would get one quickly on the duck forum.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Darn it, by your post heading, I thought I was going to be a smart &$# with my response.

    But I see you're serious in your post so I'll [​IMG]
     
  4. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have the birding book "The Sibley Guide to Birds" ?

    Parts of a duck:
    crown,lores,auriculars,throat,breast,sides,flanks,femoral tract?,undertail coverts,tail,uppertail coverts,primaries,secondaries,tertials,scapulars,mantle,neck

    HTH

    My first answer was "dunes" [​IMG]
     
  5. bigstack

    bigstack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Texarkana, TX
    Quote:Same here!!! LOL

    Wish I could help! Shows how much I know, I thought they all was just feathers......Im serious! [​IMG]
     
  6. Henk69

    Henk69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last edited: Feb 24, 2010
  7. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

    Oct 10, 2007
    Oklahoma
    I appreciate everyone's confidence in me [​IMG]

    Henk69, I think that picture has all the information I need! Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  8. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    she gets smart aleck responses all the time...she can take it!

    Wanna be in my class? I would like a student that wanted to do well...
     
  9. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

    Oct 10, 2007
    Oklahoma
    Sure, Roy, the 4 hour drive every morning would assure I was bright eyed and bushy tailed [​IMG]
     

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