My BO roo is turning white!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rooster-red, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    My 2 year old Buff Orpington roo is feathering out nicely after a moult, but he is turning white!

    I know he gets plenty of protein in his diet, so that shouldn't be a factor.

    Anyone have a clue as to why this is happening?

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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Interesting. I have herd of that happening as they get older, and getting more white after each molt. Why I don't know...
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I would say he has been out in the sun too much-----

    when showing buff orpingtons or any buff birds it is advised to keep out of the sun so their feathers wont bleach out from exposure
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I know that blues can get sun-bleached. Its why Suede has some brassiness in his hackles now, but I dont show him, so I'd rather him be out having fun in the sun. I can't think of any other reason your boy would be turning white.
     
  5. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

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    I have a 5 year old Australorp hen that gets a few more white tips to her feathers with each moult. Age, I guess. [​IMG]
     
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    yeah I let mine in the sun too! [​IMG]
     
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  8. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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