Originally Posted by berkeleysprings
i would say dont be worried . he has nice amount of feathers and color takes time . many roos i v raised are lacking dark black shanks iv never replaced my origonal roo from 5+ years ago and shank color is low on my repair list .right now im watching 5 or 6 roo grow to finaly keep one. but iv raised hundreds . . but only worked to get nice hens. this year its time to fix my roosters
Ok then, Wheaties take time to color in correctly? All I have experience with are Black and Blue Coppers. In both varieties, they are either black or blue at a very early age, actually here, I can tell what color they will be once they have dried off and are in the brooder. That said, the color in the hackles doesn't come in for months, if at all with my pullets, but the shank and body color are there. So, approximately, when can you expect to see all the colors in the Wheatens?