ROO LOSING COLORATION!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MonkeyZero, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    HI

    My roo, about 5-8 months old is losing coloration of feathers. They have a huge run and coop.

    Here is before

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    And after

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    NOte that before is only 1 month older.

    HE is wyandotte/rir/ee mix.

    Why is he turning colors.
    My brown pullet is doing great, with no change in colors.
     
  2. Kristina

    Kristina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks like he's just molting.
     
  3. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Is it normal in the winter???
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Absolutely...and you have to remember that roos don't show their true colors until after their first big moult.

    Jody
     
  5. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Oh... I just got off the phone of the people who gave me them, and they siad it is gonna be an all white chicken, like an albino, but with some color.

    I didnt know that they show true colors until first moult.
     
  6. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    I also thought it meant it was frostbite.
     
  7. DoctorGoose

    DoctorGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All white chicken?? [​IMG] I don't think so! Maybe during his molt, but after he's going to be a beautiful GL RIR/Wyandotte/EE cross. He actually looks plain wyandotte right now...and are you sure he's a roo? Or has he been dubbed?
     
  8. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    That comb is awfully small and pale for a rooster at least 5 months old, or is it just me? I have wyandottes and dominiques with the same type comb and they are not quite 20 weeks, and their combs are darker and larger than your chicken's already. And I'm 100% sure they are girls.

    Anyway, I'll be interested to see pics after the moult is done to see what color you end up with!
     
  9. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    They are 5 months old. He is crowing, so thats why I can tell he's a roo. Yes a full crow. HOw long is the moult gonna last. THey are on a grower crumble, and sometimes, scratch. Also, his comb is a lot larger than in the pic.
     
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