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

    Mar 16, 2009
    South Central PA
    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

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    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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