saddle-feathers love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In poultry, saddle-hackles collectively; the long slender feathers which droop on each side of the saddle of the domestic cock.


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  • Now, where two or three common cocks are kept, I want to know, if the tail sickle-feathers and saddle-feathers of one which had succeeded in getting wives were cut and mutilated and his beauty spoiled, whether he would continue to be successful in getting wives.

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