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Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by melroseladi, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. melroseladi

    melroseladi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have noticed that 9 of my keets have very deep orange colored legs but 2 of them have very pale colored legs and feet. More of a flesh color with a hint of orange coloring. Could it be gender related?
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    I'm not sure if leg coloration has anything to do with gender or not. The only way I figured out my 1 hen was listening to her do the "buckwheat" thing. She had her back to me and she's the only one with a thick, black stripe down the back of her head. Out of our seven guineas, they're legs are all different in color and how they are marked. I'll try and find my pix of what I'm talking about.


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  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Not gender related you may even find as they get older that some develop brown patches on their orange legs.

    kinda fuzzy photo but notice the legs, hope it gives ya an idea what i was describing.
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  4. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Certain colored keets develop certain leg coloration as they mature... are the keets that have the different leg colors a different color than the others?

    Only other thing I can think of is that pale colored legs indicates an underlying health issue of some sort... so you may want to keep an eye on those that look different than the rest [​IMG]
     
  5. melroseladi

    melroseladi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes my adult guineas have different patterned legs, orange and black but what has me confused is that 9 keets have solid orange legs, bright orange and only 2 have that pail flesh colored legs. It appears from what I can see all 11 are pearl grays like their mom and dad. I know that some fowl can be sexed at hatching by color and I was wondering if that could possibly be the case.

    I am concerned that there may be some kind of health issue with them. One of them was the last hatched and is still much smaller then the others but the other keet is the same size as the rest. They all seem to be doing well running around their pen, eating and drinking. I do get to spend a lot of time watching them throughout the day and I will keep an eye on them for sure.
     
  6. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

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    Haha, I don't know anything as I just got guineas two days ago... but they all have carrot-colored legs.
    Does the gender have anything to do with their wattles?
     
  7. melroseladi

    melroseladi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out and was taking pictures, which is hard to do with marathon keets but from this picture you can see the difference in the leg/feet color. The legs of the one keet are actually lighter then the picture indicates.

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