chick leg color-adult leg color??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by klf73, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I had mutts that hatched in May, some legs were pink and black but turned all black now. Is it common for a breed that is supposed to have black legs to be pink(or partly pink) at birth. I just hatched La Fleche and some have black legs, some mostly black with pink toes. These are from show quality breeders and I haven't been able to get in touch with him to ask(they travel). I haven't paid much attention to leg color to notice, other than my mutts since they were the first. Is it normal for a chicken that is supposed to have black legs to not when hatched?
    Thanks

    Krista
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    many of them will hatch out pink legged,, with a black tint. some solid pink and turn darker over the months/weeks/years
     

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