Discolored Feathers and Molting

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by plymouthrocksrock, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. plymouthrocksrock

    plymouthrocksrock In the Brooder

    Dec 13, 2010
    Lake Oswego, OR
    Hi all,
    For some time I have noticed that my Australorp hen has some discolored feathers on her bottom. Normally, her feathers would be black, but some are brown and some are bluish. I am wondering if this is a problem or not. Secondly, my Barred Rock hen is molting at nine months, and she seems to be moulting around her vent. I am wondering if this is normal.
    P.S. The rocks vent moulting has come after her head and neck.
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Both normal. The brown you see is old fluff that has been "sunbleached" - the black and blue is new fluff.

    The molting girl is also fine. [​IMG] In fact is sounds like they're both molting.

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