Monday, August 11, 2008

Chicken Feathers

These photos were really taken yesterday evening. I'm not sure any more if my Ameraucanas are purebred, but at the very least, they appear to be "Easter Eggers," and that is OK with me.
I love the colors and markings on their feathers. These are neck feathers where they transition to the body feathers.
One of the reasons I think they may not be true Ameraucanas is because they have tails - and I understand the real ones don't.
This photo didn't turn out sharp enough to really capture a detail of the feathers, but you can see that this white so-called Ameraucana also has a tail.
A Silver Laced Wyandotte getting her adult markings.
Detail of the "laced" feathers.

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