In the Brooder
- Mar 25, 2018
Don't know if it's just a myth, but is it true that black birds tend to not do so well in the heat as white or lighter colored birds do?
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If there is a breeze, black plumage can be cooler than light plumage. It is probably why most desert birds have dark/black plumage (think vultures, etc).
Wow! I thought it was the exact opposite.
x2It is dependent on a breeze - note that most desert mammals are not black furred. So the breeze associated with flight makes a difference.
Since most chickens aren't great fliers it may not apply to them unless you have a windy area/fans.