Winter/summer color changes

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by akcharlie1960, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. akcharlie1960

    akcharlie1960 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are there any chicken breeds that change to lighter colors in winter and darker colors in summer like ptarmigan and or rabbits?
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Junglefowl and I believe some of the longtail breeds have eclipse plumage. The closer the breed is to junglefowl origin, the more likely it will have eclipse plumage.
     
  3. akcharlie1960

    akcharlie1960 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
     
  4. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some ducks go through eclipse plumage phases but I don't know of many chickens that do
     

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