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Are "flesh-colored" feet bad?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by frankenchick, May 22, 2007.

  1. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bianca, one of my NHR pullets, has "flesh" colored legs and feet. The others' are yellow.

    Is this just an innocent case of non-conformation, or is there something wrong with Bianca?
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yellow leg color is actually a hard to hold in the chicken breeds. The wash out that you are seeing is quite common. no worries.
     
  3. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Also as the hens get older and start laying eggs they will lose the pigment in their skin and the yellow skin will become pale. It's rumored you can tell how long a hen has been laying by checking out the pigment on different body parts, and when they quit laying the pigment will come back in a specific order.

    TMI? [​IMG]
     

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