Chick feathers permanent colour?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Animalian, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
    Australia
    I have 1/4 d'uccle, 3/4 ameraucana chicks.

    Both parents were completely black

    All three chicks came out with white and black fuzz, (one has a beak beak, one pink, the last pink rimmed) I figure the 'real' feathers would grow in black.

    Now they're a week old and sprouting WHITE 'grown up' feathers out of their wings! Is this the d'uccle coming out? Will they change colour again as they grow?
     
  2. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2011
    My Own Realm!!!
    it really depends. i had a pure black chicks from batch. turned out looking like a plymouth rock and other chooks like that. though she was a mutt. so i am not sure about the d'uccle and ameraucana genetics though... but often the colours do change.
     
  3. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2011
    Australia
    What about rate of feathering?

    Out of the three chicks the youngest is feathering much more that the other two. The first one has the least feathers, I thought it would be the other way around
     

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