Moulting behavior, breed or individual bird?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dianneS, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that some birds moult in a big way and put on quite a show, practically running around naked at times, while others moult rather "quietly". Is this determined by the breed or just each individual bird?

    I assume that its a breed thing. I have a light brahma hen running around with hardly any feathers at all right now. My other hens do no do this type of moult. A friend has light brahma's and she's wondering if her birds will be running around all pink and featherless too? I assume so, but I just wanted to make sure? Anyone know??
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Mine don't completely molt, they just lose a LOT of feathers and look real scraggly. Can't wait till my main roo gets his feathers back.. he's looking pretty sad at present.
     

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