How do chickens get the color in there feathers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sloallie10, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
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    Wierd question (and im sorry if this is in the wrong subject) but want to know! [​IMG]
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    How do you get color in your hair? Genetics. There are genes that encode for proteins and such that take part in what is expressed.
     
  3. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    hmmmmm [​IMG]
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Feathers contain pigments - and those either reflect or absorb wavelengths of light.
     
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    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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