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My rooster going through molt.  Some eclipse molt also involved.  What you see is pretty close to natural appearance during molt cycle.  During entire process feathers are being replaced as lost so capacity for flight not lost.

From distance in peak feather.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_dsc00362.jpg

Peak Featherhttp://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_dsc00103.jpg
Tail feathers falling out in sequence with lateral feathers coming out first.http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_eduardo_molt_lateral_tail_feathers_first.jpg
All tail feathers out and new laterals erupting.http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_eduardo_day_sicle_feathers_fell_out.jpg

Eclipse feathers are black tipped on hackles.  This seldom seen in domesticated chickens.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_eclipse_molt_eclipse_feathers_dark_rounded_tips.jpg

I will post updated tonight.

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post #22 of 36
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Originally Posted by citychickx6 
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Originally Posted by hannakat 

Went searching for informating molting chicken care and found this...just have to add my girl!

Gabby premolt and today.... Bet she looks gorgeous when she's done.  I do want to add that she just came off a broody spell.

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j422/hannakat129/gabbyprepuff.jpg

http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j422/hannakat129/gabbywentpuff.jpg


OMG her nickers is showin! ep


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7 chickens, 3 cats, 2 dogs .... and a VERY DH. 
My mealworm farm http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=59623-mealworm-fam-experiences

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post #23 of 36
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Originally Posted by centrarchid 

My rooster going through molt.  Some eclipse molt also involved.  What you see is pretty close to natural appearance during molt cycle.  During entire process feathers are being replaced as lost so capacity for flight not lost.

From distance in peak feather.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_dsc00362.jpg

Peak Featherhttp://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_dsc00103.jpg
Tail feathers falling out in sequence with lateral feathers coming out first.http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_eduardo_molt_lateral_tail_feathers_first.jpg
All tail feathers out and new laterals erupting.http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_eduardo_day_sicle_feathers_fell_out.jpg

Eclipse feathers are black tipped on hackles.  This seldom seen in domesticated chickens.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_eclipse_molt_eclipse_feathers_dark_rounded_tips.jpg

I will post updated tonight.


wow....he sure isn't 'all that' during molt...poor guy.  Are roosters still 'active' during a molt?  hide

edited to ask....is he a house roo?


Edited by hannakat - 8/22/11 at 5:48pm

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7 chickens, 3 cats, 2 dogs .... and a VERY DH. 
My mealworm farm http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=59623-mealworm-fam-experiences

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.   Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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post #24 of 36

Wonder how Roadkill is now?  Hello?  Roadkill's mama.....

7 chickens, 3 cats, 2 dogs .... and a VERY DH. 
My mealworm farm http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=59623-mealworm-fam-experiences

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.   Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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7 chickens, 3 cats, 2 dogs .... and a VERY DH. 
My mealworm farm http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=59623-mealworm-fam-experiences

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post #25 of 36
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Originally Posted by hannakat 

wow....he sure isn't 'all that' during molt...poor guy.  Are roosters still 'active' during a molt?  hide


He is free ranging tending his brood.  He will cover hens if they solicit but otherwise he is more involved with juvenile offspring.  The eclipse molt I  think is in part a form or camoflouge.

Same rooster with his flock.  Other flocks totalling about 80 birds also present and he spends a good deal of time keeping them in check in respect to his territory.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_flock_with_rjf_back.jpg

EDITED:  In respect house roo, no.  He and flock currently roost on front porch as they have been doing for last year.  I do bring him periodically for weighing and photographs.  He does get special treatment and observations.  See following link: http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7231642#p7231642


Edited by centrarchid - 8/22/11 at 5:55pm
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post #26 of 36

My rooster going through molt.  Some eclipse molt also involved.  What you see is pretty close to natural appearance during molt cycle.  During entire process feathers are being replaced as lost so capacity for flight not lost.

From distance in peak feather.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_dsc00362.jpg
Peak Feather
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_dsc00103.jpg
Tail feathers falling out in sequence with lateral feathers coming out first.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_eduardo_molt_lateral_tail_feathers_first.jpg
All tail feathers out and new laterals erupting.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_eduardo_day_sicle_feathers_fell_out.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_eduard_with_tail_feathers_coming_back_in.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_eduardo_molt_lateral_2011_september_12.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_eduardo_molt_lateral_2011_september_27.jpg

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post #27 of 36

I am pretty sure mine are molting. There are feathers everywhere and we are down to 2-3 eggs from 9 layers. We were getting at least 5-6 during our weeks of 110 degree weather.

Also when I checked the girls over there are quil feathers under their other feathers but to look at them you can't tell.

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Chickens: 1 dark cornish, 1 barred rocks, 4 easter eggers, 1 welsummer, 1 New Hampshire, 1 black sex link, 1 mottled Ancona, 2 brabanters, 2 Faverolles, 2 buff orpingtons, and 2 white chicks
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post #28 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by centrarchid 

My rooster going through molt.  Some eclipse molt also involved.  What you see is pretty close to natural appearance during molt cycle.  During entire process feathers are being replaced as lost so capacity for flight not lost.

From distance in peak feather.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_dsc00362.jpg
Peak Feather
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_dsc00103.jpg
Tail feathers falling out in sequence with lateral feathers coming out first.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_eduardo_molt_lateral_tail_feathers_first.jpg
All tail feathers out and new laterals erupting.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_eduardo_day_sicle_feathers_fell_out.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_eduard_with_tail_feathers_coming_back_in.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_eduardo_molt_lateral_2011_september_12.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/41527_eduardo_molt_lateral_2011_september_27.jpg


he a welsummer? pretty little bird when in peak feather.

post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by key west chick 

Last year I really thought something was wrong with him. I though he either had some kind of blood sucking cooties or some serious feather picking was going on. Nope, just a real bad molt. Takes him forever to grow his feathers back in too. Here he is normally. http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/11233_mine_001.jpg


Blood sucking cooties.......lau

Currently keeping a flock of 14 chickens, one rooster and 13 hens.  I have three Easter Eggers, three Golden Buffs, two Marans and six Buff Brahmas.  My hobbies are gardening, chicken keeping, and beekeeping.  I'm married with two sons, a step son and daughter, and two really cute grandkids!
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Currently keeping a flock of 14 chickens, one rooster and 13 hens.  I have three Easter Eggers, three Golden Buffs, two Marans and six Buff Brahmas.  My hobbies are gardening, chicken keeping, and beekeeping.  I'm married with two sons, a step son and daughter, and two really cute grandkids!
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post #30 of 36

mother o' chicks72 :

he a welsummer? pretty little bird when in peak feather.


He is an American game (a.k.a fighting chicken).  Up coming feather set should be better since it will be a full-cock feather set.  Previous (stag) set grown in while he was still growing in frame and muscle.  Color pattern also slightly different on secondaries of wings.

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