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Barred Rock Leg/Feet Coloring

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CuteCanadianChick, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. CuteCanadianChick

    CuteCanadianChick Hatching

    Jul 14, 2010
    I am very new to raising chickens but I have to admit that in the past six months I have become 'over-the-top' crazy about my flock! I have four barred rock roos but I notice that one of the four have very white legs/feet compared to the other three which have the yellow with black legs/feet. i also have one barred rock hen that stands out with very white legs and feet. Any reason for this? Is it just a less prominent genetic thing just showing up? Just curious!

  2. patman75

    patman75 Songster

    I'm no expert but i recall reading that white legs are marans. Pics would help.

  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    My barred Rocks all have yellow feet with a gray wash. Sound like they could be Cuckoo Marans with the white feet. In coloring the look very similar.
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    Ive gotten some barred rocks with white legs, also. They were hatchery stock. Ideally they should have yellow legs, per the standard.
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, they should be yellow. All my BRs have yellow legs.

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