Show off ur bright colored hens! Need more color in my flock! Pics Pls

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cjeanean, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    I looked outside at my flock and realized that I don't have enough color. All I have are earth tones!!! [​IMG] I have black, brown, and white chickens, 2 ameraucanas (roo and hen), one oddball that looks like a silver phoenix hen, a mottled houdan roo, barred rock roo, and a salmon favorelle hen. I have too many roos as it is, so I'm looking for hens from a breed that lay interesting eggs AND/OR are VERY colorful (like yellows and golds and bright reds - feathers, not combs and wattles LOL!) Do you have a breed that fits this description??? PLEASE POST A PIC!!!!!
     
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  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    I've always love the look of Golden Laced Wyandottes..but have never had them. [​IMG]
     
  3. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try some cochins or if you dont want any feather footers try some of the blue laced red wyandottes. although i personally love my blue ameraucana...shes beautiful.
     
  4. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    I have cochins, I just don't really like the colored ones...like the partridge....I'm looking for the really vivid colors, like yellow, red, gold, etc....the warmer colors. I just have no clue what breeds have these colors, especially the hens, and I've been trying to search it little by little and just figured I'd ask my fellow BYC'ers to give me a hand!!!
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I think my BLRWs are pretty colorful....my SLWs too and my speckled sussex
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  6. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh, big, bright combs and wattles add to the color!

    Do you like the white-faced black Spanish chickens? Those are a black breed with TONS of color on the head and face.

    Here is a list of birds you might check out...

    D'Uccles
    Golden Campines
    Silver-Gray Dorkings
    Faverolles
    Red Sussex
    Welsummers (VERY pretty!)
    Wyandottes (many different feather varieties)
     
  7. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Here's one of my SLWs. I love his tail feathers in the sunlight. They have a teal-green sheen to them.
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    Here's Little Feather, a SS.
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    And one of my Golden Comets, Goldie.
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    And here's Henrietta and Henry.
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  8. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    What's an ss??? and I love the comet!!!!
     
  9. revelu

    revelu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh my, i just said I wouldn't get any more eggs for a while and then I see these absolutely gorgeous BLRW !! Have to have some!! [​IMG]
    Vicki in Michigan
     
  10. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    SS I think is Speckled Sussex
     

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