Do their legs fade?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by PunkinPeep, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Am i crazy?

    I started paying close attention to my chickens' legs tonight, for whatever reason, and i noticed that my RIR (hatchery grade) whose legs used to be yellow, are now more of a white, pretty much matching the BO legs. They're all close to a year old. So i'm wondering if they start to lose leg color when they're getting ready to molt????

    I looked around a lot and noticed that the younger (POL) girls still have a nice yellow paint on their legs.

    What's happening? I'm confused.
     
  2. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i believe their legs pale as they lay...
     
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:Yep, all the yellow pigment goes into the egg yolks instead of their legs. [​IMG]
     
  4. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep, all the yellow pigment goes into the egg yolks instead of their legs. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Then how do you explain the rooster's pale legs? Where is his going? [​IMG]

    Thanks for your responses!
     
  5. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:Yep, all the yellow pigment goes into the egg yolks instead of their legs. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Then how do you explain the rooster's pale legs? Where is his going? [​IMG]

    Thanks for your responses!

    Hmm, too much sunbathing? Maybe they get bleached pale. [​IMG]
     

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