Dwarf hen, 8 months, white feathers around face + a few on the back now

elisajp

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Dwarf hen, 8 months, white feathers around face + a few on the back now

My little girl (Kurka) is going through her first broody stage at 8 months here.

Also noticing a huge color difference in her face feathers turning white, doesn't appear to be molting.

Her back feathers used to be one color brown, now they are multiple colors plus some white tips are showing up.

She's acting normal (just a little crabby and no eggs) and seems healthy.

Vitiligo? Other? Normal changes?

thanks for your opinions! Aloha, Lisa
 

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There are two recognized sizes of chickens, bantams and large fowl/standards. She’s a bantam. Her breed is serama. Random white feathers are not uncommon in chickens. In this case, it looks like she has one copy of the recessive mottling gene.
 

elisajp

Chirping
Aug 23, 2021
19
145
76
Big Island, Hawai'i
There are two recognized sizes of chickens, bantams and large fowl/standards. She’s a bantam. Her breed is serama. Random white feathers are not uncommon in chickens. In this case, it looks like she has one copy of the recessive mottling gene.
Thank you for much for this! Super helpful!!!! Very much appreciated. I will research.
 

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