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Green legs...?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mlward, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. mlward

    mlward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple chicks that are 4 1/2 weeks old. They are the result of BO hens and a bantam buff brahma roo. Neither of those breeds have greenish legs, but one my chicks is definitely showing some green color in the legs. These are my first mixed breed chickens so I didn't know if this was a genetic thing when mixing? I've heard that the easter eggers have green legs. Just wondering... [​IMG]
     
  2. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait until the bird matures- the green legs will most likely disappear.

    Tim
     
  3. mlward

    mlward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ahhh, thanks. [​IMG]
     
  4. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My understanding is that green legs is the result of the gene id, which is sex linked recessive. Are those chicks pullets? If so, the gene came from the father. If the are cockerels, the gene came from both parents. The green in female legs tends to fade with time.
     

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