My BA is getting brown feathers!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by willowbranchfarm, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    My Black Australorp is getting brown-ish, black-ish feathers. I wanted to breed him but I'm afraid it will mess up the color in the chicks that come from him. Will it? Also is it possible that he will grow out of these feathers? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How old is he? BAs are soposed to be black with a green or purple sheen to them.
     
  3. willowbranchfarm

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    Quote:How old is he? BAs are soposed to be black with a green or purple sheen to them.

    He is 10 weeks old 11 weeks on Monday. He ahs the green sheen like he soposed too but he has brown feather with black centers coming in.
     
  4. willowbranchfarm

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    Here he is at 17 weeks. Witch is now. Could he be a mixed breed?
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  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Definitely a mix. Australorps rarely ever have leakage/brassiness, and if a black bird such as them do, it is often in a very minimal amount.
     
  6. willowbranchfarm

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    Ok thanks.
     

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