Do feathers change color?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Eddie Hammer, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Eddie Hammer

    Eddie Hammer Out Of The Brooder

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    My rooster is about 3 years old now and mostly all his feather are white now. Is this normal?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm not sure if this addresses your issue but my birds tend to get lighter with age. Not a lot - just not as vibrant as when they were younger. Also, the molt makes birds looks very grey and dingy as lighter feathers underneath are exposed. Is your rooster molting right now?
     
  3. Eddie Hammer

    Eddie Hammer Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes now he is molting but all his feathers are turning completely white. Might be that he is crossed with a different breed.
     
  4. Cynthia12

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  5. Eddie Hammer

    Eddie Hammer Out Of The Brooder

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    This is how he looks now, all white pretty much. Before he had sunburst orange and one white feather on his tail.


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  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I have no answer for you, but that is strange. Hopefully someone does, I've never seen that before.

    Edited to add, are you sure that's the same rooster in both photos?
     
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  7. Cynthia12

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    Wow! [​IMG]
     

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