Is this normal, my 17 week old barred rock rooster has some brown feathers on it. It is suppose to be pure bread I bought from ideal is this normal? IT is on its wings and there are just a couple . Has anyone else had this on theirs?
I was having some of those problems as well with the rooster who passed last yr. Even the hens are getting dark black to emerld green feathers and they used to be in shows. I thought it was there food or to much scratch. Hopefully someone will help us
Is he moulting into his adult feathers? Are the feathers all brown or just the black part's turning brown? Feathers to get dull after a few months of use so to say. As long as they act healthy, I wouldn't worry.
Well, there should be no brown feathers on a Barred Rock at all. Maybe you mean brassy, as in goldish-yellow, around the hackle area? If so, that can be from sun exposure or too much corn in the diet or even genetic. Is it anything like this pic or do you mean actually brown?
This poor guy had been fed nothing but corn when I got him and in three weeks of a good diet, the brassiness was gone:
no it is not a brassy color like yours on his wings there are a couuple of feathers that look reddish brown and his tail has a greenish tint to some of the feathers too. It just does not look like a pure barred rock like I was suppose to receive from them.