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yellow stained?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Countrypunk92, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a barred cochin bantan whos neck feathers is like a stained yellow.. is it a fault?
     
  2. Animalian

    Animalian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stained? Perhaps a pic would help
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Probably sunburned. Happens a lot with white birds. Only real cure is a molt. Shampoo with a whitening dog or horse shampoo may help a bit, or using laundry bluing in rinse water. Just be careful not to turn your white bird purple.
     
  4. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea I heard that it was caused by sun, but ibwasnt for sure. Its good then, thw guy I bought them off of was right that they are pure bred.
     
  5. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be gold leakage in the hackles. I had a splash Cochin rooster like that.
     
  6. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I dont believe that. This yellowing is all around his neck evenly.
     
  7. jrobertson

    jrobertson Robertson's Rare Poultry

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    Quote:I dont believe that. This yellowing is all around his neck evenly.

    Leakage can be perfectly even too. It happens a lot with project birds. A bird from mixed color breeding comes out looking pure but when the feathers come all the way in and age a little, They show leakage. It could possibly be from the sun, or just old feathers. You'll know for sure this fall when he molts.
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have heard folks say excessive corn in their diet can cause this as well.
     

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