Shiny green feathers on hen

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pixiechick, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. pixiechick

    pixiechick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Jonesborough, TN
    I noticed today that one of our EE hens has a lot of irridescent feathers around her neck and tail. I thought I read somewhere that green mainly shows up in roosters. What gives? . . . not that I'm complaining. They are pretty.[​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. peeboo

    peeboo Songster

    Apr 9, 2008
    fort bragg nc
    how old is she? are u shure she is a hen? i thought one of my brahmas was a hen until the feathers around the neck and tail started to do the same thing. then, WHAMMO! full blown roo lol
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Many black females will get irridescent feathers, it is not only in males.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Most all black chickens, especially those with a gold base, shine beetle-green. The two below are definitely hens:
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Oh no not in roosters only by any means. My beautiful Black Australorp girls have the same sheen. Got a pic of your EE.
  6. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    My Lorpie girls look like June bugs in the summer with all their green... [​IMG]
  7. pixiechick

    pixiechick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Jonesborough, TN
    Yep, she's almost 8 months old and definately female. She's mostly your average brownish/ gold EE but the dark feathers around her neck are green.
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    My black orp hen sheens gorgeous green in the sun, too.
  9. She looks just like our EE hen...all black and shiny green! Lovely...

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