Do Hens change appearance as they get older?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by konatreehugger, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. konatreehugger

    konatreehugger Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 30, 2011
    My Hen Andale looks way different than she did only a week ago! I am concerned someone switched her? There are a lot of wild hens out in the yard...

    Here's what I noticed right away..

    Her comb was short and squawty, and now it's tall and defined!
    Her feet and legs were white, and are now yellow!

    I am in love with my Hen Andale, and even though this hen lets me hold her and seems domesticated, she seems different! There are other factors, there is now a rooster hanging around her cage...

    also, she is now 7 months old.

    OMG! I think I'm going crazy!
  2. Whitepetunia

    Whitepetunia Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2012
    Yeah, I've had chickens change drastically in looks as they get older. I have an Ameraucana hen that I posted photos of today, she used to be all silver and how she also has red and and yellow feathers.
    I suppose you know your situation best and whether or not it would be possible for her to have been switched, but I do know that some of my hens have changed in looks dramatically.
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    sounds like egg time for her

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