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Can chickens change feather color when they grow?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChickenPollo, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. ChickenPollo

    ChickenPollo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone. I just wanted to ask if chickens can change the colour of their feathers when they grow. It's just because I suspect that I have Spanish Andalusian chickens and they are supposed to be sort of this grey color with black borders on their feathers, and I have two that are black and one is yellow! Does somebody know about this?
     
  2. sdm111

    sdm111 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes they can, I have a breed that will change colors about 4 times before they stop at adulthood. But I don't know about your specific breed
     
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  3. ChickenPollo

    ChickenPollo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info:) I'll just wait until adulthood to figure out about my breed.
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    With any blue variety in chickens, like your andalusians, you will end up with black, blue, and splash colored offspring when you breed two blue parents together. Sounds like you have a splash chick and either two black ones or very dark blue. Good luck with them.
     
  5. ChickenPollo

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    Thanks. I am not sure if my hens egg will hatch when they grow. I hope the hens get broody and make them hatch. I really want to have chicks again.
     

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