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When do they get saddle feathers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Justanother Brooke, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At about what age do saddle feathers start coming in for roos?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    True saddle feathers come in around 2-3 months of age. A rooster can be sexed by color or comb before then though.
     
  3. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Illia! This little Australorp is going to drive me crazy by the time I figure out if she is really a she, ha ha!
     
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    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Australorps, having single combs, are sexable by their comb size and redness. You should be able to see males vs females at 4-5 weeks old.
     

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