I have a magical chicken! :D *Pic Heavy*

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by MikasGirl, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, a few weeks ago, I posted about my "color-changing" chicken but I never posted pictures. That's what this post is about! Anyways, my 3yr old Easter Egger hen Quail is turning white and black. She has been khaki/tan for the past 3 years and now all of the sudden... she's changing. No, it didn't happen overnight. For the past couple weeks, I've noticed, every day she grows in more and more white and black feathers. I'm guessing there must be some Speckled Sussex in her genes..

    AND NOW... the pics (there's a lot, sorry)

    Here is Quail about two years ago with the coloring she originally had:
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    And here she is now:
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    Thought I'd share this with you all!
     
  2. Tracyree

    Tracyree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! I had no idea that was possible! White spots keep popping up on my head, but didn't think a hen could do that [​IMG]
     
  3. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, she truly is magical lol [​IMG]
     
  4. mrs918

    mrs918 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very neat! A pretty girl before and after
     
  5. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's crazy! How cool is that....
     
  6. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

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    Whoa. That's just... weird. But awesome.
     
  7. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting.
    Makes me think of Calico Reticulated Pythons. They start off fairly normal and get more white as they age (much like I am. Hmmm, maybe I'm a calico not old after all. Nah, I think I'm just old. *sigh*)

    She is a pretty girl.
     
  8. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a Brown Leghorn rooster that turned grey and white for about a year. He's now back to his regular color though. It was weird.
     
  9. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe she got scared and it turned her feathers white? Lol. Pretty bird, before and after.
     
  10. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Wow! Even her legs changed color!
     

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