Discolored Feathers and Molting

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

  1. plymouthrocksrock

    plymouthrocksrock Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
    Thanks
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    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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