Weird Black Feathers growing on hen that never was black?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ldeal, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Ldeal

    Ldeal Out Of The Brooder

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    So we have had Nugget for almost 2 years now and she is just a Blonde Polish Game Hen Cross. This is her 2nd molt with us and i noticed after this one there are a couple feathers on her neck that are blondeish red, which is normal, that the root to almost halfway up the feather is black?!?!?!?!?! I did notice she does have a dry spot where the feathers didnt grow and thats right next to where the half black ones are grown.

    Here is a pic of her.
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    I will try to get a pic tomorrow of the black feather and the dry spot.
     
  2. Ldeal

    Ldeal Out Of The Brooder

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    any ideas what it could be?
     
  3. Simmonsfunnyfrm

    Simmonsfunnyfrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that's probably nothing to worry about, sometimes after a molt chickens can have a little different coloring on them. I have a Cinnamon queen that had an all white tail feather set, then one feather fell out and grew back black! I think she's okay :)
     
  4. Ldeal

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    ok. its just so weird lol
     

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