Buff Orps legs turning green ?!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mrszlopez, May 19, 2011.

  1. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 -2month old Buff Orp Pullets that we have had for about 3wks or so now. They originally had the pale white sort of colored legs/feet that generally come along with the breed - however today when i let them out to range, I noticed theyre legs were a greenish color. They are housed with two Red Sex Link X's who are the same age & all of them are eating, drinking & acting fine.

    What does this mean ?! [​IMG]
     
  2. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic of the girls - being that i had considered maybe they are crossed with something else other than Buff Orp :

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    a bit difficult to see but you get the point
     
  3. andrew6d9

    andrew6d9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    it may just be from grass
     
  4. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:they havent had access to any grass [​IMG]
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Quote:What? You're joking, right?
     
  6. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    I had a BO roo that threw a couple green legged chicks. They are 10wks old now and one is a real dk. green. I was told by someone on this forun that his leg color gene wasn't true and thats why the chicks had green legs. [​IMG]
     
  7. valley ranch

    valley ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    You know, I wonder~~~~We processed a young roo today. The lining of the gizzard was green. I'm sure it is from the grit that is the same color. This is the first I've noticed and we have used the same grit for a good while.

    I wounder~~~ Do you buy and use grit or are they free range?
     
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  8. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What? You're joking, right?

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    My guess would be a cross with something....but what do i know? [​IMG]
     
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  9. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All I keep hearing is that they may not be full BO - not that it matters to me though. I bought them from someone who got them in a brown egg layer assortment off of a hatchery site.
    I guess ill have to wait & see what their eggs look like !

    I dont use grit. Right now, we are still working on the roof of the coop so they come out during the day to range in their run, and back into the hutch at night.
     
  10. mrszlopez

    mrszlopez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What? You're joking, right?

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    My guess would be a cross with something....but what do i know? [​IMG]

    im guessing the same so i know about as much as you do [​IMG]
     

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