What Hen has the most beautiful plumage - almost rooster like- Any?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by calichickies, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. calichickies

    calichickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't have roosters. [​IMG]

    But I would love to be able to get feathers that are long, colorful and beautiful.
    Any breed of hens out there that can compete with roosters in the feather department? [​IMG]

    Thanks so Much! [​IMG]

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  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Phoenix girls can have long tails, but they can't hold a candle to what their male counterparts grow.

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  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    some good quality long tail breed hens can get the tail length but most hens don't get the saddle feathers or colors of roosters
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    roosters are by far always gonna be very nice looking but you can get some very pretty mixed breed hens but still no hen can compare to the coloring of a rooster. for the most parts hens will not get the long tails like roosters get. there are breeds out the such as phoenix's were the hens can get an ok length of tail.
     
  5. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are some really colorful hens but they usually are mixes and not show quality... Like a Calico Cochin.
     
  6. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a mottled Houdan and her plumage is gorgeous. She doesn't have the feather length that roosters have, but her crest and colouring makes up for that!
     
  7. Stumpfarmer

    Stumpfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Silver Spangled Hamburgs, Silver Ameraucanas, all patterned Wyandottes, and most Easter Eggers are all really pretty hens, as well as any Porcelein colored or Mille Fleur chickens.
     
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  8. Panth

    Panth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my Easter Egger hens have gorgeous long "hackle" feathers that glow almost as much as their male counterparts...I use them to make earings.

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  9. Lorilyn Farms

    Lorilyn Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a beautiful d'uccle mille fleur hen.

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  10. calichickies

    calichickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome replies everyone!

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    I love all your comments and suggestions.
    Thanks!
     

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