Colour changing after a moult?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mum, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a 1yr old pekin bantam last year. She came white with brown flecks.

    Before Christmas, she went into moult - and boy did she look a sorry sight!

    Now, she appears to have filled out once again; however, she is no longer white with brown spots, but white with grey and black spots!

    At first, I thought maybe my memory was playing tricks, but I've searched my pictures file and sure enough, she used to be white with brown specks but is now white with grey/black specks.

    Is this normal? I have to assume it is because she is healthy in all other (apparent) respects, aside from not resuming egg laying (yet!).
     
  2. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's not the norm but it does happen. Once I had a stunning Golden-Laced Wyandotte become completely white!
     
  3. Mum

    Mum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crikey, that must have come as a shock for you! [​IMG]
     

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