What is up with this hens feathers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cjsgrlsx3, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. cjsgrlsx3

    cjsgrlsx3 Chirping

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  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    molting. [​IMG]
     
  3. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Songster

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    That is a Turken (Naked Neck) rooster since he obviously has the saddle feathers presented.
     
  4. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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  5. cjsgrlsx3

    cjsgrlsx3 Chirping

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    Not molting because she is only 5 months old. But I have had my suspicions that it may be a roo!
     
  6. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

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    Definately a Turken roo! I think there may also be something else going on as the feathers seem "short" to me. I have no experience with genetic issues but my mind says this could be one. Let him get a little older and see what happens. I wouldn't breed him, however.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Nothing at all wrong with them - those are saddle feathers and only roosters get them.
     

  8. cjsgrlsx3

    cjsgrlsx3 Chirping

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    I do not plan on breeding him. I just love him to death and need a man for my girls! So he will stay!!!!!! Now I have 4 roosters......anybody want some?
     
  9. motochick

    motochick In the Brooder

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    haha, grow some feathers boy!
     
  10. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing Premium Member

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    He's got a cute face... Sorry, I can't have any roosters. Been there, done that, and don't want to try it again for a while. So for now I just stick to the distant admiration. [​IMG]
     

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