Her Java Green hen. She said she started with 19 and then sold down to 2 pairs. She had a friend of hers that has raised them for 30 years say they are Greens is what she said. What do you guys think? I'm no expert but they look like Greens to me. If I get Greens I'll probably get some from her since they are so cheap for Greens.
Java Green cock on the right and Java Green hen on left.
I personally would avoid a green hen with that much bronze look to her. To me that is impure. Josh likes to breed for spalding hens with that kind of bronze neck color. It appears to be a spalding trait. It is true that on green peahens they will have a thin line of bronze to their chest feathers similar to how India Blue peahens will have thin lacing of a crème color. A green peahen should be almost just as colorful as the green male and they should be very similar in the neck. This peahen isn't brilliant enough on her neck. The hen in the 6th picture is better looking than the bronze necked one. The hen in the 8th picture looks good. All of the males appear to be too blue/green in my opinion. It is hard to say for sure with photos of course, but for these to be Javas I think the color of green needs to be lighter and more solid green than that blueish cast it has. Also the male(s) appear as though the blue on their wing isn't brilliant enough - It could be that they still have old feathers there. The peahen in photo #8 does have nice blue on her wings, but for the Javas/Muticus Muticus it should be a blue-green on the wings. Like an electric blue. The blue color on the hen in photo 8 is more of an imperator (Indo-Chinese) wing color.
Here are some Javas:
Two hens. They are not even in full sunlight and you can see how the light blue has lots of green shine. Also note their neck coloration.
Male's back. Note the light color of green. Each scale feather has a thin rim of black and that is what makes the feathers so pronounced looking.
Example of a Spalding hen at Rocking BAB. She has that bronze on her front.
I am awfully picky about greens though.
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