What is the definition of this on a chicken?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by davecash, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the saddle & hackle areas. what are they?
     
  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

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    the saddle is there backs. i dont know what the other thingy is [​IMG]
     
  3. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alright, can you tell the sex of a chicken by looking at its back?
     
  4. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

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    ummm.. no
     
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  5. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well some one told me to take a pic of thier saddle. could you please visit the thread and take a look at my chickens and tell me if their hens or roos
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Hackles are the neck feathers. They're pointed on a roo, but rounded on a hen.
    Saddles are the feathers nearest to the tail. They're pointedon a roo and sometimes hang down like a saddle would on a horse.
    Here's an example.
    http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v210/SpottedCrow1066/?action=view&current=MikeandFuzziesXmas04.jpg
    The feathers around the bandanna are her hackles. You can see that some of her hackles look really pointed.
    The feathers hanging down around her tail are her saddle feathers.
     
  7. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you care to look at my thread either?
     

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