Balding? Nope! different color head feathers coming in?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by holachicka, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. holachicka

    holachicka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So out of 100 eggs, I hatched 32 (first hatch, don't open the bator unless necessary!) one died a few days later... I have three goldens in the group, and today I noticed they all had a bald spot!! I thought they were getting picked on, but when I looked closely, it was darker feathers coming in on the top of their heads! Is this normal? Or will the rest of the bird darken too?
     
  2. sabong

    sabong Out Of The Brooder

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    its completely normal...some birds can even be born with the feathers coming in like this...well mine does anyway
     
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  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Doesnt Sound Like Golden To Me, But Rather English Whites.
     
  4. holachicka

    holachicka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Really? none were marked W... Cool. Even though the spots came later? [​IMG]
     
  5. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    goldens will have racing stripes the whites will be all yellow except for the spot sometimes a pied looking spot or two on their backs
     
  6. holachicka

    holachicka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have the stripes, I'll get s pic up soon to show you guys. [​IMG] It's dial up so give me an hour or 4 . [​IMG]
     
  7. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to show you the difference:

    Golden chick on the left and wild on the right.
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    English white chick ( don't have a good pic of the spot on the back of the head).
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    Good luck with your little ones!
     
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  8. holachicka

    holachicka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, they were the golden coloring, I'll still have to get some pics!!
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I have some goldens that have black markings and some that have maroon markings. The black coming in on the heads is fine.
    Hen with black markings:
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    Roo with maroon markings:
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    Baby with black markings (upper):
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    'Nother baby with black markings (right):
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    Group shot (front left is a male with maroon markings, all others have black markings):
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