Moulted into a NEW color pattern?!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by 6chickens in St. Charles, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Miss Roaster is our 3 year old EE hen. Her new, post moult facial feathers and beard are coming in with white tipped spangles on their ends! [​IMG]

    At first I thought, "what ash have you gotten into?" and when it wouldn't brush away, I looked closely to see if the white spots were mites or lice. But Nope. It's spangles:

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    This was her, about 2 years ago:


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    Is this a form of "going gray", or something like the white-gray muzzle on an older labrador retriever?
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2011
  2. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are just full of surprises, aren't they?
     
  3. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    One of my hens, Lilly changed color, too. It happened right after she turned one year old, after her molt. She lost all of the brown on her wings and now she is almost pure white.
     
  4. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    One very pretty and talented chicken!
     
  5. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    She is so pretty! [​IMG]
     
  6. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CT
    i see white tipped feathers in all the photos. perhaps she could be aging...all birds change once they moult [​IMG]
     
  7. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Looks to be like "gray hair"! [​IMG] Poor thing! [​IMG] She is very pretty though! [​IMG]
     
  8. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm letting my grey stay, I'll match my pets!

    Her face is absolutely speckled with little white flecks today. She used to be chestnut brown around the face. Then again, so was I [​IMG]
     

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