Discoloured feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Robber, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. Robber

    Robber Just Hatched

    Two of my three Light Sussex Bantams exhibit a brown discolouration on their backs. Could it just be mud?

    My red hens are clean and bright, as is the other (larger) LSB, who is a nice pure white.

    Perhaps I should try washing it off!?

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    Last edited: Feb 26, 2017
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I would try washing it off, to see if it is just mud/dirt. However, it is likely that it is their normal feather color. The brown feathers aren't a desirable show trait (and I wouldn't use such birds in breeding), but they aren't a sign of a health problem.
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