When do columbians show neck color?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by onthespot, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    I was wondering how early you could tell if a chick or pullet/cockerel had columbian color. If it is buff and has black feathers in the tail, how likely is it that it will get black hackles if it is of unknown heritage?
  2. smith2

    smith2 Songster

    Jan 5, 2008
    Paris, TN
    I may not have your answer, but I'll tell you what I found with the 2 Columbian Wyandottes I have. Neither started showing any neck fether changes until about 6 weeks old. One's feathers turned faster than the other. One is a rooster and one is a hen. I think the hen showed the feathering before the rooster. Both are looking great now.[​IMG]

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