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Buff Orp with yellow legs and feet

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tracecom, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. tracecom

    tracecom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently bought four buff Orpington chicks about five weeks old. They were from a flock of about four hundred, all of which were free ranging. (No exaggeration...it was chaos.) After I got home with them, I noticed that three have legs and feet that are more or less white, but the fourth has bright yellow legs and feet.

    What's normal or most common or whatever? Thanks.
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    White legs are normal/preferred for Buff Orpingtons. Your yellow legged bird could just be an unusual Buff Orp, or another breed like a Buff Plymouth Rock.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2. It sounds like you have a Buff Rock chick among your Buff Orpington chicks. It happens sometimes.
     
  4. kittykitty30

    kittykitty30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup! As ling as it gets along well with the rest of the flock I wouldn't be too worried.
     
  5. tracecom

    tracecom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is interesting. The yellow-legged chick has a much more energetic attitude than the others; in fact, I have named her "Speedy;" she can run like lightning.
     
  6. kittykitty30

    kittykitty30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Aracauna was named Speedy. The dog broke her leg and she lived the rest of her life limping.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    That's a reflection in the temperament differences in Orpingtons and Plymouth Rocks. Orpingtons are generally calmer and more laid back than Rocks.
     

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