I have a bantam chicken, unsure on age and it's possibly an OEGB. Her comb's gotten really red in the last week or so, so she's about to start laying, but that doesn't give an exact age. She's about the same size as my self blue, so I'm guessing around 19 weeks. Two days ago, she had white feathers. Every single one was white. Last night I went to let them free range a bit and thought I noticed something in the middle of Snowflake's back. It was a dark spot so I panicked. She's been getting along with her new roommates for a couple of weeks now, but maybe she made them mad or something? I picked her up and gently brushed the feathers near the dark spot aside. No blood. Simply, a brown feather. I looked again, and yup, my all white bird has grown one single brown feather. Um, what? Do birds do that? I know that their colors get situated as they're growing - I've got a BR that's black with white spots and I know that will change to black and white kinda stripey looking. But I didn't know an all white bird that's been all white her whole little life so far and is close to laying would suddenly grow a brown feather. I tried to get a pic, but she will not sit still for a picture of her back. I do have a pic of her from a couple of weeks ago though: The only things that have changed since that pic is her face is redder and the one single brown feather right between her shoulders... Any ideas as to why she's changing colors, or, what breed she may be? Since apparently she's not a white OEGB with a brown feather, lol.