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 Premium Member

    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 Premium Member

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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