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Buff Orpington chicks leg color?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tiki244, May 21, 2008.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I swear they look yellow. What could be wrong. The parents have white legs. there was a black cochin and a mille fleur in there but then there would be some feathering on the legs wouldnt there be? Because the feathering is a dominant charecteristic. they are only 2 days old, does the color change?
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    As chicks, they have what I call "baby leg color". The white legs don't really show till later. They seem pinky yellow to me at first. Leg feathering doesn't always come though. Several people have hatched birds from my Blue Orp roo over my Buff Brahma girl and some have feathered legs and some are clean-legged.
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    well thanks,,,,I certainly hope the are pure because they are the last 2 chicks from Albert. He was making too much noise and the neighbors made me get rid of him. He is with run- a -muck- ranch from BYC now, [​IMG]
     
  4. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

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    Speckledhen is right. You sometimes cant judge leg color till 6wks. Most of my buffs have definite white legs by 3wks.
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    O Thank Goodness [​IMG]
     

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