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when does a Roo get their permanent feather color ?

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hi...

As per subject, when does a roo get their permanent feather color ?

I have a black bantam roo. He is around 3 months old now, and he has all black feather which I really like because usually a roo is colorful (with the exception of ayam cemani and very few other breed).

Do you think my roo already have his permanent color ? Thanks
post #2 of 4

His coloring will change a bit.  Breeders say to not make final decisions based on feather color until a bird has completed molt into adult plumage at 18 months.

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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post #3 of 4

In my experience, if they're going to get leakage of other colors, it will happen by 6 months or so. your guy isn't grown up yet, he could still have some color change. Or, he could stay pure black, you'll just have to see. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Thank you very much...
Fingers crossed, hopefully he will stay black wink.png
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