EE with "fringe-edged" feathers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickhick, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Chickhick

    Chickhick Songster

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    Hi. I have 2 EE with feathering that seems a bit unusual to me. The feathers on most of their bodies is normal, but in their hackles the edges don't "zip" like regular feathers. It looks like each feather is edged with gold fringe. About half of each neck feather is normal, then where the color changes it no longer has the barbicels. I don't know if you can see what I'm talking about, but I have a close-up picture. Has anyone come across this before?
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  2. dak

    dak geek dvm

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    Pretty! I want to see the whole bird! dak
     
  3. Chickhick

    Chickhick Songster

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    Thanks! I had a bunch of them and sold all but these 2... I wish now I'd kept them all!
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    Just beautiful- next time don't sell any till you parade them past us on BYC,
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    PS where did they come from? If you hatched them, could you repeat the breeding?
     
  6. jojo54

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    pretty birds! [​IMG]
     
  7. JMPE

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    I have two EEs that have the same thing going on. My Bonnie looks like it could be a sister to yours...

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  8. Chickhick

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    I wish I had bred these, because I would love to repeat the breeding. I bought them from Cackle this Spring. JMPE, did yours by any chance come from Cackle? They certainly do look like they could be sisters!
     
  9. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Songster

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    Yay cackle EE's. I love mine. Quite beautiful.

    That 'fringe edge' is quite normal. Many if not all of my birds have it.
     

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