The neck and shoulder area will usually be adorned with hackles. These are long, pointed neck feathers that flow down into the back. Hen’s feathers will be more rounded. Roosters will also have tail feathers (also known as sickle feathers) which gives them shape.
The California Grey is a dual-purpose chicken breed from California that was created through crossing Barred Plymouth Rocks and White Leghorns. They are actually barred and not grey in color! Norfolk Grey are another dual-purpose breed, but they were developed in England.
|Country of origin||Indonesia|
|Weight||Male: 2.0–2.5 kg (4.4–5.5 lb) Female: 1.5–2.0 kg (3.3–4.4 lb)|
|Skin color||Black with a turquoise glow on the rooster neck side and tail.|
Commonly, species such as Light Sussex, Barred Rock, Mottled Javas, Australorp, Buff Orpington, Silkie, and Faverolle that lay crème colored eggs might also have a genetic variation that tints them pink. This also occurs with the Easter Egger chicken, as mentioned before.