Coloring question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JohnCT, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. JohnCT

    JohnCT Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure where to put this really, but when my chickens molt, will they have the same color patterns as before?

    One of my Light Brahamas has a couple of spots that are a little further down the back then the other 2, and I just like it (one of the reasons she got picked) and was wondering if it will stay that way?
     
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A chicken's feathers get faded by the sun and turn lighter, and when they molt their color is restored and it's darker again. About your hen's spots, it may stay there, it may not. You'll just have to wait and see. Hope she stay's the way you want her! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. ddmiddle7

    ddmiddle7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    How old is bird in question?
     
  5. JohnCT

    JohnCT Out Of The Brooder

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    She is currently about 10 weeks old
     
  6. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:Extremely relavent information! Your bird is likely in its second set of feathers. Patterns should be intermediate between those of first chick feather set and first adult set.
     
  7. JohnCT

    JohnCT Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I'll try and get a picture or two today, she isn't all that coooperative about posing for the camera.
     

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