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SoftSilkie

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Campines and some game breeds are also often hen feathered.

There are more "hen feathers" around the world : I don't know if the Vorwerk chickens exist in the States but we have them here in the Netherlands and they are hen feathered too. "Goldvogel" is the nickname of the Vorwerk grouse in Germany, the country of origin.


source: https://www.levendehave.nl/dierenwikis/pluimvee/vorwerk

p.s.: found in article Vorwerk
The Golden Lakenvelder, a plumage variety, is a separate breed from the Vorwerk. Breeds used to create the Vorwerk included the Lakenvelder, Buff Orpington, Buff Sussex and Andalusian. By 1913, the Vorwerk was standardised, however, it never really gained widespread use, and is rare or non-existent outside Continental Europe.
Oh, so Dunlap was wrong! Maybe @Papa John59 just won't add these "facts"?

Sorry about the incorrect information, everyone!:confused:
 

ChickenCanoe

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Oh, so Dunlap was wrong! Maybe @Papa John59 just won't add these "facts"?

Sorry about the incorrect information, everyone!:confused:
Don't be sorry. It isn't incorrect, it is just incomplete.
Maybe they are just trying to promote their Sebrights.
This is information I found about hen feathering on Wikipedia.
Hen-feathering in cocks does not manifest itself unless the feathers are developed under the influx of sexual hormones. The effect on feathering is just the same both whether the hormone comes from their own testicles of the male or from an injection of testosterone.[1][11][12][13]

Chickens of both sexes develop male-type plumage after gonadectomization. Strictly speaking, they develop a neutral plumage with long acute feathers, like those of male plumage, because ovarian hormone is also necessary to develop female plumage.[1]

It is well known that some of the main estrogens derive from androgens. Androstenedione transforms into estrone, while testosterone transforms into estradiol through the action of the enzyme aromatase. So this enzyme plays an important role in the biosynthesis of estrogens.
 

SoftSilkie

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