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Roosters feathers are strarting to go gray

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by coocoochick, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. coocoochick

    coocoochick New Egg

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    Does anyone know why my chickens feathers are starting to lose their color? I'm thinking it might be his diet, but I don't know what he is missing to fix the problem. I buy country acres feed and chicken scratch along with oyster shells. They stay cooped up except the weekends. What am I missing?
     
  2. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dont know.Never had one turn grey unless it was born grey.. lol!

    my bared rock hens must have been to the beauty parlor because their feathers are curled like a perm.

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  3. coocoochick

    coocoochick New Egg

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    Its the oddest thing. They are starting to turn gray near the roots and its a hit or miss. Not all of his feathers are doing it. I did forget to say that I've had him sine he hatched last spring.

    I know why yours have curled. Somewhere in there family tree is a frizzle. When a bird mates with a frizzle it stays in the blood line and can be passed from generation to generation.
     

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