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green feet

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicksinthemachine, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 chickens with green feet ranging in color from light to dark. What are these?
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Most likely, Easter Eggers. Can you post pics?
     
  3. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes give me a little bit and I'll get you a pic. Thanks for helping me. Tiffany
     
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    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. krjwaj

    krjwaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to this board, but I was told the green footed chicks are Aracunas; we have three. They will lay green eggs!
     
  6. menageriemama

    menageriemama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look just like my easter eggers who all have greenish legs and feet. Cool!!
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    They appear to be Easter Eggers! You should have some nice, green eggs from them! Pretty girls!
     
  8. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They aren't Araucana- Araucanas are rumpless chickens (no tails)

    I vote Easter Eggers too - meaning they can lay pretty much any color egg, including green/blue, etc.

    They are nice chickens - enjoy them!

    This is my favorite article that explains the differences between Ameraucana, Araucana and Easter Egg chickens. What most hatcheries sell as 'ameraucanas' or 'americanas' are actually Easter eggers.

    http://www.backyardpoultrymag.com/issues/2/2-3/John_W_Blehm.html
     
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  9. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh, I'm sorry, Arlee's right - I should have mentioned that EE's sometimes do not lay green eggs. In fact, my first batch of chicks I purchased from Mt. Healthy Hatchery, and while they are really healthy and grew up nicely for me, only 2 of the 6 pullets lay green eggs. Sigh. But, mine are awesome layers - most lay me 5-6 each week!
     
  10. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so the dark one is also an easter egger, I know that some of the ones I have(the lighter ones-in the background are) however they don't have green feet. I appreciate all the feedback and look forward to much more advice since I am a new egg:)
     

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