Do Coronation Sussex Chicks have yellow legs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BeardedLadyFarm, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    I just got some week old chick from a friend, and want to confirm that she got what she paid for with her Coronation eggs.

    They have YELLOW legs.

    Thanks!
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

    8,599
    974
    361
    Jul 28, 2008
    MA
    Sussex have white legs. Here are some pure and split chicks for comparison.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    But do they hatch with yellow legs? These are just 1 week old and are mighty yellow. It raised concern for me of course... Do they fade, or should they be white from day 1?

    I have a grown Light Sussex for comparison, but I didn't own her as a young chick.
     
  4. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Here are the little buggers in question. Right at 1 week old I think. All 7 look like this.
     
  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    7,738
    96
    321
    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    They ought not have any yellow cast at all. None. If they do, that will only become more poignant.
     
  6. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    Quote:As I suspected. hmmmmmmmmm.
     
  7. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    7,738
    96
    321
    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    Look at RevolutionMamas old auctions- I bet you'll see some comparisons. Her stock is amazing.
     
  8. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    Quote:Thanks Renee. I tried to PM you, but your box is full!
     
  9. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    7,738
    96
    321
    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    Quote:Thanks Renee. I tried to PM you, but your box is full!

    Sorry- PFM expired and I'm 18 pages over quota and have to keep the conversations for records...so until I renew it, I'm email-only! I can't afford it right now.
     
  10. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    7,738
    96
    321
    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    Hey, Rockinpaints has some up for auction right now, I bet they have proper pics of white legs- I'll pm them to post shots.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by