Chicken with grey hair??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eenie114, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    OK, so 1 of my barred rocks seems to have brown and white feathers on her tail and wing, instead of black and white. It isn't mud, could it be the chicken version of grey hair? [​IMG]
  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    [​IMG] Do you know if they are pure? Have they been getting too much direct sunlight? I had a red roo that was gave to me that had white feathers on his head and when he molted out they were gone....come to find out the person did not have any shade for the roo in mid summer.
  3. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

    Mar 23, 2008
    Oakland, CA
    Probably just a sign that your Barred Rock isn't purebred, and the feathers are showing leakage due to whatever genetics she's carrying. Did you get her from a hatchery?

    Does she lay an egg everyday though? - That's all that matters. [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  4. ole-crone

    ole-crone Chillin' With My Peeps

    When my barred rocks grow new feathers I realize how dingy their old ones had become. Sometimes they even look a bit brownish.
  5. nature nut

    nature nut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    I was given a 3 - 5 year old RIR that had no white feathers and after she molted she now has two white feathers. All of her feathers are shiny and beautiful, she just now has the two odd ones. So maybe [​IMG]
  6. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Quote:No, I got her offa craigslist. Well, now I can tell her apart, so I can name her! :p

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