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Red around face changing colors when calmed...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GoodLuckCharlie!, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. GoodLuckCharlie!

    GoodLuckCharlie! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just saw the coolest thing! I have a Mottled Java, and she got inside the house to say hello, and so I picked her up, noticing how red her comb/face/wattle are becoming and admiring her. I was calmly talking to her and petting her, and the circular area below/behind the ear that was red, turned white. When I started moving around, it turned red again. I calmed her down again and it turned white again. Isn't that cool! Or does this happen to all the chickens? So cool.
     
  2. Lizzy28

    Lizzy28 Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine almost does that, but sort of the opposite. Her face is usually light pink but when i pick her up her face turns red. I thought maybe she was mad at me for picking her up. [​IMG]
     
  3. GoodLuckCharlie!

    GoodLuckCharlie! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I was surpirsed to see it turn completely white on the earlobe, and her face does turn light too. Huh![​IMG]
     
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I've noticed that they'll go very pale in the face right after they lay an egg. I haven't paid much attention to what happens when I pick them up... Now I'm curious!
     
  5. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hah... wouldn't your face go pale after laying an egg? [​IMG] [​IMG] wow what in the heck was that!!
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    On some birds it's really noticable. One of my older gals, a light brahma, goes very pale in the face when she's just lounging around.
     
  7. GoodLuckCharlie!

    GoodLuckCharlie! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hah... wouldn't your face go pale after laying an egg? [​IMG] [​IMG] wow what in the heck was that!!

    [​IMG] Ha!
     

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