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Gilded feathers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Freeholder, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Freeholder

    Freeholder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some years back I had bought a huge batch of assorted chicks (like 250!). In the batch were some black birds who ended up with what looked like gilded feathers (not yellow -- looked like they'd been touched up with metallic gold paint) especially around their necks. It was very pretty, and at the time I couldn't find out what they were. Does anyone know? They were about the same size and build as the other dual-purpose birds in that batch.

    Kathleen
     
  2. GraceAK

    GraceAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm bumping this thread, because I, too, would like to know... They sound pretty [​IMG]
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Sound like black sex-links:

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    There are many different variations in color for black sex-links, some have lots of gold, some have little or no gold. The photo I posted is one of my favorites.
     
  4. Freeholder

    Freeholder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I don't mean color like that, Rodriguez, they looked like some of their feathers had been touched up with metallic gold -- it glittered in the light. It wasn't the yellowish-brown that we call gold color. I do suspect that they might have been some kind of black sex-link, but would sure like to know how to get that gold feathering!

    Kathleen
     
  5. Freeholder

    Freeholder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nobody knows what I'm talking about? I wouldn't mind finding some of those chickens if I could just find out what they were!

    Kathleen
     
  6. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    You mean the same metallic sheen that is often green showing in blacks ??? Except in gold?

    Just trying to get a mental picture of what you are trying to describe.
     
  7. Freeholder

    Freeholder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It almost looked like gold leaf on the edges of some of the neck feathers. It practically glittered -- I remember picking a couple of them up and looking closely at it, wondering how on earth that happened! (Did they eat gold out of the creek or something, LOL!?!) They did have some green and purple sheen on their black feathers, too, but the gold edging on some of them was amazing.

    Kathleen

    I don't remember who we got them from -- it was an auction on egg-bid (I think?).
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2009
  8. fairladi_chick

    fairladi_chick Out Of The Brooder

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    post pics, post pics!![​IMG]
     
  9. AZKat

    AZKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what its called, but I have an EE who has feathers like what you're describing, except that she's brown instead of black. I got her from My Pet Chicken, who get their birds from Meyer Hatchery.
     
  10. Freeholder

    Freeholder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wish I could! I left them in NH with my ex when we separated, and the last one died about two or three years ago so I can't even ask him to get a picture for me. I didn't have a digital camera at the time and honestly never thought of trying to take a picture of them.

    Kathleen
     

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