Iridescent feathers in Ameraucana, always Roo?

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

  1. marshhen

    marshhen In 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 In the Brooder

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    Does anyone know??
     
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

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

    marshhen In the Brooder

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    OK, thank you.
     
  5. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Songster

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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 Songster

    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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