My chicken changed colors!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dabele, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. dabele

    dabele Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone, I don't know if this is a common occurence in brown leghorns but... one of my seven brown leglorns from a hatchery lost its feathers over the summer and went from beautiful brown to white! Her wing in the picture still has brown, but is now completely white as well. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

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    are you sure you still have 7 and not 8 now [​IMG]

    but in seriousness i have not seen a bird change colors except ducks
     
  3. bramblefir

    bramblefir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's extremely rare but chickens can molt out and then grow back mostly white plumage. I had it happen with one of my Hamburgs. There's a Marans hen on Feathersite that did the same. I think yours is the 3rd that I've heard of.
     

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