When does black shoulder male start getting colors

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  1. old biddy

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    I have several black shoulder chicks that are between 7 and 10 months old. Two of them are darker than the other one but still have only white and black feathers. I am told they are all females but I am curious as to at what age does the male black shoulder start to get his colors? I haven't been able to find it on the internet so thought I would ask here. Any answers out there?
     
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  2. Your BS boys should be getting color now. Here is a Bronze BSWE starting to color in but it will be a full three years or more for the full transformation.
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    At 10 months, we can distinguish males from females at Black shoulder.
    The males are dark and begin to have black spots on the belly.
     
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    Everyone sees ... where is the male!

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  5. Black Shoulders are the easiest to tell, unless there is spaulding in them you can see what they are within four to five months.
     
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    There are young roosters who are 3 years old and still have creamy white feathers. Blue BS also takes 3 years to have irridescent wings !
     
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    Thanks for the picture, Dany12. How old is the male?
     
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    10 months
     
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    Picture - october 20
    Imagine born in June 20 ► 4 months !

    Color on the back ... blackheads on the throat.

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