Green iridescence on black

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by racuda, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. racuda

    racuda Songster

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    At what age do black chickens (cochins in particular) get a green sheen if they are going to get it?

    I have a couple of black hens, one with a shiny green sheen, and one that is a warm black with no sheen. Between these black hens and a blue one I have 3 eight week old black pullets. So far the youngsters are solid black with no green.
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    mine started to get the sheen at about 9 weeks old, as they got older they got more and more of that sheen. By 15 weeks they where beautiful.
     

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