Speckles head feathers

Since we first got Speckles she has always had some little feathers on her head that stuck out. When she first moulted, while with us, we wondered if she would lose them but they are a feature of hers and every time she moults, those head feathers, are standing up again when they come back in.

Originally those little feathers were black. This year she has a completely white head and those little feathers that stand up are now white.

We have had Speckles exactly two years as we got her in July but the photo below was taken a month later after she had finished her moult so she is looking pristine.

Speckles when we first had her

Speckles white head feathers

She hasn’t finished moulting at the moment so doesn’t look as pristine as in the first photo but it is interesting how much white she now has on her head and that the little feathers that stand up are now white.

I will take another comparison photo when she has finished her moult.

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4 Responses to Speckles head feathers

  1. David Anderson says:

    Did I read somewhere that anconas acquire more white in their feaathering as they get older?

  2. marion.pharo says:

    She is still a good looking girl.

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