- Jun 25, 2014
My Buff Orpington/Silver partridge EE cross rooster is going through his first molt and his hackles are changing color!! I know that chickens often change their looks during molts so I'm not surprised but what I am surprised about is that he seems to be getting spangles on his hackles rather than a more Colombian look as I was expecting from his parentage. Would love it if someone could explain the genetics behind this. Here are his before and after pictures to show the change!