four year old white silkie roo is turning black!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jannakaye, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. jannakaye

    jannakaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my rooster, Peepers, has spontaneously grown a black tail feather! At the base of his other feathers, you can see where they're turning a dark grey color. I'm stumped! Has anyone ever heard of a rooster changing colors?
     
  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes their feathers change colors a little after they molt. I have a speckled Sussex roo who gets darker and darker mahogany every time he molts. He is very beautiful, but he definitely had more white spots when before he went through his 1st molt. I also had an all white hen who grew 2 black feathers on one wing. So, I believe it's normal.....or my chickens are abnormal[​IMG]
     
  3. jannakaye

    jannakaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hm that's so interesting! Maybe we just have odd chickens [​IMG]
     
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    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm good with that![​IMG]
     

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