The right colour?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by penelop93, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. penelop93

    penelop93 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a two week old pekin bantam in buff but her new wings are speckely does this mean she won't be buff?


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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Could you post a photo? Lots of buff birds have what is known as "mealiness" when they are young, or even when they are older. Mealiness usually appears as darker speckles or irregularity of color on certain feathers. It is a fault when showing chickens, but doesn't mean the bird isn't a buff.
     
  3. penelop93

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    there we go she ( i hope) is about 2 weeks old i think

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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I've never raised a buff bird, so I'm not 100% sure if that is normal or not. The general fluff color looks buff, though, so I think it is probably a buff. Could also be a Red.
     

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