Question for Campine breeders/keepers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 3littlebirds, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. 3littlebirds

    3littlebirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Are your roosters hen-feathered (as in they have the feathering of hens rather than typical male feathering)? I read that this trait is more common in European Campines but rarer in America. I think hen feathering is a really interesting trait.
     
  2. PrestonC

    PrestonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is old, but to answer this question:

    Yes, campine roos are hen-feathered. However, that does not mean they are supposed to look like, say, sebrights. They still have main sickle feathers, but not sickle shaped feathers in their saddle. Same with their neck/cape feathers. They will look like females in mainly those 2 areas. But still will have that rooster tail.
     

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