Eye color changes?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ethingtonart, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. ethingtonart

    ethingtonart Songster

    May 29, 2009
    I recently acquired five French Black Copper Marans who are each about 11 weeks old. I am curious about their eye color because they have green colored eyes, but I know the standard calls for reddish bay eyes. By all accounts they are from a reputable breeder, so I was wondering if their eye color will change as they age like human babies do?
    I looked very closely this morning, and it could be my imagination, but I think I'm seeing tiny reddish slivers forming in my cockerel's eyes.
    Just wondering! Thanks!
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Hi they correct color is "pumpkin".....Mine didn't change eye color, so I'm sorry I cannot help you.

    I would suggest you contact the seller and ask them what they experienced.

    I love my BCM's.....I hope you enjoy yours as well!..........

    Be blessed and be a blessing.
  3. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Songster

    Aug 17, 2009
    SE Pennsylvania
    Most birds with Reddish Bay eye color Have green eyes as young ones. They will change as they get older.

    Bargin, I have never heard of the term "Pumpkin", And don't belive it to be correct. [​IMG]
  4. ethingtonart

    ethingtonart Songster

    May 29, 2009
    So the small amount of red I'm seeing in my cockerel will continue to take over. Cool. [​IMG]

    Curiosity always gets the best of me, so I have to ask... Do many other eye colors in chickens develop over a long period of time, or is it only common in a green to reddish bay eye color?

    Thanks you guys!!

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