I've had chickens who have gotten lighter or darker, but never one whose pattern changed completely. This is my black laced red Wyandotte hen last year when she had just gotten her first set of adult feathers in. She was a beautiful deep red with clear, flawless lacing. Having a lot of chickens and not paying too close attention lately, I discovered today that she'd gone through an almost complete moulting, and her pattern and color have drastically changed! Not only is she pencilled now, but she's lost the deep red coloring and now is almost gold. You can still see a few of her old red feathers in her wing. I know for a fact that she's not a partridge or a gold laced, since her parents were blue laced reds. Has anyone else had a bird do a complete wardrobe change?