Hen Changed Colour Post-Moult

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by skullgrrrl, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. skullgrrrl

    skullgrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone had a hen change colour after a moult?

    My 15 month old Silver Laced Polish x EE was a beautiful chocolate with darker head. She has just gone through a moult and her chocolate coloured back & side feathers have turned grey with a few odd chocolate feathers and her head has darkened. Before picture on the top, two after pictures on the bottom.


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  2. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have you had her?

    My blue marans crosses are just coming out of moult now but a month ago they suddenly turned from blue to brown almost overnight. They are now coming back in blue and it was just the old feathers dying off that made them look brown. If you haven't had your girl long then I would say that the blue/grey coming in is probably her natural colour.
     
  3. skullgrrrl

    skullgrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched her as a chick - she's 15 months old. She started off a bit light grey, turned chocolate brown and now, post-moult is a darker grey with a blackish head/neck.
     

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