Why have my black copper Marans changed color?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Moogie, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Moogie

    Moogie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were a beautiful iridescent dark black with green sheen when I bought them.

    They've been laying for several months now and have changed to a mottled, dark chocolate color.

    They're very healthy, but have just changed color.
     
  2. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be sun fade if they've been outside a lot in the summer sun.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yep, sun bleaching. You should see my Blue Wheaten Marans. Most beautiful Marans out there IMO, then summer happened. . . . [​IMG] He's the ugliest Marans out there now. [​IMG]
     
  4. Moogie

    Moogie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow - i had no idea! Will they change back in the winter or is this their permanent Texas color now? [​IMG]
     
  5. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It should be back when they finish molting and grow new feathers. [​IMG]
     
  6. Moogie

    Moogie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! [​IMG]
     

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