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JD Mendoza

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Question on Black Ameraucana
« on: October 09, 2021, 10:47:43 PM »
Hello, all I was wondering if sun can effect Black Ameraucana hen she has rusty brown feathers on one side of her feathers

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Re: Question on Black Ameraucana
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2021, 01:45:37 PM »
Do you have any photos? How old is the hen?

Many birds will get a rusty hue to their plumage around the time of their molt. Out with the old and in with the new.

Another issue some color varieties encounter is brassiness. Brassiness is a defect that can occur as a result of the genetic make-up of the particular bird, exposure to sun rays or certain items in the diet.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2021, 09:08:30 PM by Lindsay Helton »
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Re: Question on Black Ameraucana
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2021, 04:00:49 PM »
Hi Lindsay she is 1 year old I let them free range for couple hours

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Re: Question on Black Ameraucana
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2021, 09:10:52 PM »
Based on the photo you sent it appears to be sun damage.
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