Chicks leg color changing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jdoane, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. jdoane

    jdoane Songster

    Aug 7, 2013
    Western Massachusetts
    My 5 chicks are 2 weeks old and today I noticed their legs are turning different colors.

    My buff orpington is the only one who's legs don't really look any different
    My splash English Orp (at least that was what I was thinking) is the one with the most dramatic change. Her legs are now a fairly dark greenish blue all the way down her legs covering half her feet
    My other chicks are all just darkening up their legs. One is a Barred Rock, one is a Black Australorp, and the other is a Black or very dark blue English Orpington)

    Is this typical? And does with my splash does it indicate she is likely a blue not splash? Her wing feathers also make me think she is going to be all blue.
  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    Yes, I think it is typical.

    I've noticed my chicks legs have changed noticeably since they hatched this time. This hatch was EE's and mixed breeds...but it happens with all chicks...some to a greater degree than others.

    Lady of McCamley

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