Howdy folks What causes the tips of black chickens' feathers to go white? This is a picture of Dusty [Bantam Langshan] in August 2014, the white bits are obvious [she moulted in April that year]: Since that picture she has been all black at times and white tips at others. I noticed yesterday that she has white creeping back in again. I have not managed to pin point a time-frame, for example pre moult or post moult, but I have noticed that in her three and a half years, sometimes she is all black and others, black with white tips. I have a Bantam Cochin [aka Pekin here in Aus] and she is black and always been black, no intermittent white on her.