from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wearing the plumage of the hen; henny: said of a cock. See henny.
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Game-cock which, after assuming its perfect masculine plumage, became hen-feathered in the autumn of the following year; but he did not lose voice, spurs, strength, nor productiveness.
This bird has now retained the same character during five seasons, and has begot both hen-feathered and male-feathered offspring.