My buffs tail feathers

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gaited horse, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    are turning black. is this normal?
     
  2. fowler_chick

    fowler_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed that on my buff rocks too, my husband think's that's a throw back in there breading!!! (to what i don't know) did you get your's from mcmurry's?
     
  3. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    there Bos from cackle. I am was going to sell al but one cuz she looked like a quilty bird but she started get black spots on her tail feathers
     
  4. flymamma

    flymamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little buff is getting black spot on her tail too ... Does this mean she is not a "full Breed " ?
     
  5. chickcritty

    chickcritty Out Of The Brooder

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    My BOs have peppering in their tails too. I think it is fairly common from what I've read.
     
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Quote:Yes, it is common with Buff Orps to have a mottled dark coloring in their tail feathers. It sorta looks like speckles of mold sometimes.

    But it is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about, breeding or otherwise.
     
  7. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    If I do keep one can she still be shown
     
  8. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Hmmm interesting, I havent noticed any dark spots on my BO roo yet, but am glad to know its nothing to fret about if it shows up
     
  9. ksct

    ksct Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have noticed this as well.... only it's on just one of the pulletts. her tail feathers are a bit longer than the others and she's the only one that has it.
    she's always been one of my favorites.... even before that.
     

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