Do they all change this much?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tomato lady, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. tomato lady

    tomato lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are two pics of my EE roo, Stewart.

    This is Stewart a little younger, can't remember exactly what age, maybe about 10 weeks.
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    This is Stewart at 15 weeks.
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    Do all roos change that much as they mature? What color would you call him?
     
  2. ruby

    ruby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dunno, but that's one pretty bird![​IMG]
     
  3. anngili

    anngili Chillin' With My Peeps

    Both of mine did. Beautiful young rooster!
     
  4. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's amazing. If you had shown us those pics and told us they were of two different chickens, I would have believed you.

    Take more pics later!
     
  5. tomato lady

    tomato lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shortly after I took the first picture he started getting little red spots on his back. Then, he started growing those yellow feathers on his neck. He just kept sprouting new colors. You can't see it in the pic., but he has a patch of dark purple feathers on each side.

    He still has some of the barred feathers he had when he was young, and his grey beard and muffs. I would not have believed it was the same bird if I hadn't watched it happen over about a 1 month period. He is not friendly at all, but he is not mean either. The only time I can touch him is when he is roosting. Even then he complains.

    He looks like he is going to be a very sturdy bird. My other two roos are both Polish so they have a way lighter frame.
     
  6. Chicky Mama

    Chicky Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard they can look like a totally different bird after the first adult molt.
     

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