Macroevolution is evolution on a scale of separated gene pools. Macroevolutionary studies focus on change that occurs at or above the level of species, in contrast with microevolution, which refers to smaller evolutionary changes (typically described as changes in allele frequencies) within a species or population. ... macro and microevolution describe fundamentally identical processes on different time scales.
My question is: Is this a valid claim? Can we say that creating the genetic information for a feather is not qualitatively different from changing the colour of that feather?