Whoa, pullet adding color?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by WildBillHicks, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. WildBillHicks

    WildBillHicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a weird EE/Ameraucana mix this summer with mostly grey/dark brown feathers. She was about 2 months old.

    Recently as she has gotten older and the cold weather has started up she seems to be added a new color. It's a gold or orange color.

    You can see it in her neck, top of her head and a streak on her back. Is this just because she's molting and adding new feathers or what? Will more of this new color come out? I think she's about 6 months old now if that helps.

    About 6 weeks ago. Notice the top of her head and neck, no gold/orange.

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    Taken today. Top of head, neck, back. It's crazy! You guys seen this adding new colors thing before?

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  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    That is really weird I have never come across this before, I maybe because it is a cross between [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]EE and Ameraucana.
    Sorry, wish I could help more!
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  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Has she started crowing yet? Cockerels are known to get colors as they mature.
     
  4. X2..... with those dark patches on the wings... I would say look out for the cockadoodledoooooooooo
     
  5. WildBillHicks

    WildBillHicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I doubt it's a cockerel. The tail for one is not right.
     

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