Right! I knew they could change to a certain extent...but I wouldn't have expected that much.Taken from Welp.. Their chicks do display a variety of phenotypes..
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As an avid hatcher, and breeder of too many varieties and breeds throughout my recent past..
Foot/shank color changes between hatching and maturity.. Get a look at these wheaten Ameraucana chicks for example verses mature one direct from the Ameraucana Alliance website..
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Yep, that's slate my friend.. I've experienced this amazing transformation personally in the past!