shimmery feathers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RECE*2C*, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. RECE*2C*

    RECE*2C* Out Of The Brooder

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    this is probably a stupid question but i was wondering do only roosters have shimmery feathers and do all roosters have shimmery feathers?


    sorry if it is stupid to ask and if it put it in the wrong spot.
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    No, roosters aren't the only ones with shimmery feathers. Rhode Island Red hens and roosters both have pretty, black tailfeathers. Roosters normally have very curled tailfeathers, though.

    And many other breeds have beautiful, shimmery black feathers. Black Australorps, for instance. This is my Matilda.
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  3. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only stupid question is the one you don't ask.

    My chickens have shimmery feathers too but they are colorful so you only see it in certain light.
    Caroline
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    The rooster makes use of those shiny feathers and (generally) brighter colors during a predator attack when his whole purpose in life becomes drawing the attention of the predator off the hens and unto himself.
     
  5. RECE*2C*

    RECE*2C* Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thank you for the replys [​IMG]
     

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