How important is foot / beak color in identifying a chick's breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NorthernHarrier, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. NorthernHarrier

    NorthernHarrier Hatching

    Apr 28, 2008
    Chisago County, Minnesota
    Rather than posting a pic of my McMurray FRC, I'll work on it myself - for a bit. The feet are silvery grey, as is most of the beak, with a bit of dark amber at the head. Is this foot and/or beak color an important characteristic? It seems to be ruling out quite a few breeds if I pay attention to it when looking at pics of other chicks.
  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Yes, it is: For example, Black Australorps have black feet with pink pads, as opposed to other black breeds that look similar as chicks.
    Are the "silvery gray" feet sort of green-gray? Does the chick have muffs? Sounds like it *might* be an EE...

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