when does a Roo get their permanent feather color ?

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  1. cheequechick

    cheequechick Out Of The Brooder

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    hi...

    As per subject, when does a roo get their permanent feather color ?

    I have a black bantam roo. He is around 3 months old now, and he has all black feather which I really like because usually a roo is colorful (with the exception of ayam cemani and very few other breed).

    Do you think my roo already have his permanent color ? Thanks
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    His coloring will change a bit. Breeders say to not make final decisions based on feather color until a bird has completed molt into adult plumage at 18 months.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    In my experience, if they're going to get leakage of other colors, it will happen by 6 months or so. your guy isn't grown up yet, he could still have some color change. Or, he could stay pure black, you'll just have to see.
     
  4. cheequechick

    cheequechick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much...
    Fingers crossed, hopefully he will stay black ;)
     

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