I have a chick with blue legs? Is that normal? UPDATE looking better

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Knix6468, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Knix6468

    Knix6468 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In picture From Left to right just legs Opal, in the back Purple pied, on 2x4 blue legs was from an egg marked silver pied black shoulder purple,
    then we have a silver pied looking at the camera, and one of our black shoulders India blue.

    Our other India blue have brown legs, not blue.

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  2. Knix6468

    Knix6468 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One more picture of his back, What do you think his coloring will be, will he be a purple pied? purple black shoulder pied? what would I call him,, right now he is named Blue [​IMG]
    We have tentatively named the pied in the picture Dr Evil. because he has "evil eyebrows" right above his beak on each side.

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  3. MinxFox

    MinxFox Overrun With Chickens

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    I think the legs are just turning grey. Like you know how most adult peafowl have grey legs except for maybe whites which have pink legs but I noticed this with my peachick...As they get older their legs slowly turn from pink to grey. At least to me the legs look grey.[​IMG]
     
  4. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    All my adults have grey legs... Were they always grey from hatching or is this a recent change you noticed?
     
  5. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had to go out and check the color of my purple blackshoulder from PBSSP, which is about 7 weeks old and a purple pied chick nearly a month old, plus a spauling pied chcik also a month old, and none have legs that are changing to a darker color yet.
    I bred parrots many years ago & the cicks I raised would have legs that turn dark as they grew up, or have a lot of sunlight.
    I am curious what others with more experience with peas will say!
     
  6. Knix6468

    Knix6468 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for answering!! I looked my regular india blue chicks that are the same age, and their legs are darkening up too but they are a more greyer color than the "blue legs", but I noticed their toenails are
    dark color too. I think why his lets look so weird is that Blue's toenails are PINK.

    And these birds are in natural sunlight, they are in our greenhouse.

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    Here he is the morning he hatched. on 7/6 so I guess he is a few days shy of 30 days old.
     
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  7. NateinFL

    NateinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very unique I'd say [​IMG]
     
  8. Knix6468

    Knix6468 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As the chick is growing his legs are looking less and less odd . His toenails are now matching his legs. Sorry he wouldnt hold still for a picture.
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  9. Yoda

    Yoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 1.5 year old cameo split to peach peacock has purple legs too LOL
     

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