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can chickens feathers change color ? white to brown

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i have a strange ? i have a small whitl leghorn hen she was all white when i got her but she is now a mottled white with brown spots and a completely brown feathered head? i thought at first the roos were being to rough as she lost all the feathers on her head but they have all come back brown/ reddish color she is eating and laying otherwise fine just wierd??  any ideas on this thanks

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I've heard of this happening and that with a subsequent molt return to their original color.

Robin
Summertown, TN
TN State Rep for the American Silkie Bantam Club
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Robin
Summertown, TN
TN State Rep for the American Silkie Bantam Club
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are you sure she's a leghorn. My amber sex link was all white untill a few weeks ago. She's 15 now.
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i149/german12w24/IMG_2712.jpg

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