Iridescent feathers in Ameraucana, always Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by marshhen, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. marshhen

    marshhen Out Of The Brooder

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    Since my sex link hen is all iridescent feathers, I know that you can have them on a hen. But, what about in Ameraucanas? Are iridescent tail feathers ALWAYS a roo in Ameraucanas?
     
  2. marshhen

    marshhen Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know??
     
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    Usually but not always.
     
  4. marshhen

    marshhen Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, thank you.
     
  5. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not always. I had a hen who was pretty dark and she had the greenish purple metallic sheen to her feathers. We bred her with a golden laced wyandotte roo and got one big gorgeous baby out of it who looks just like a golden laced wyandoote but with the beard like the ameraucana.
     
  6. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    After reading your question and then thinking more about it, I decided to go take a better look at a couple of my hens and I found that I have a year old Ameracuana with the green Iridescent tail feathers.

    Just wanted you to know that it can happen
     

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