Weird Colored feather on my Roos tail....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by colincrompton, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. colincrompton

    colincrompton Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay so we have a Barred Rock Rooster and when I was feeding him today I noticed something weird. One feather on his tail Is Pitch black and shiny green (much like an australorp) on the first half, Then it returns to the normal patterning the second half...huh....
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's a normal thing for hatchery stock.
     
  3. colincrompton

    colincrompton Out Of The Brooder

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    Will There me morre feather like that on his tail?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My hatchery barred rock has several solid colored feathers on his tail. Not sure about the half and half, he's molting like crazy now and has no tail, poor guy[​IMG]
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Its normal for hatchery Barred Rocks (and even show-quality Barred Rocks) to have different colored feathers. Some birds have black feathers scattered throughout their body, or even orange or brown feathers.

    In answer to your second question, there might be more feathers like this on his tail. Just look through it, and see if you see any. [​IMG]
     

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