Is leg color related to egg color? (EEs)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by texas_chick, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. texas_chick

    texas_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it? Is leg color an indication of what kind of eggs an EE might lay?
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    No, it's not.
     
  3. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, my EE girls (and boys) have always had greenish/grayish legs, and they have all been green eggs.
     
  4. trinity

    trinity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good question
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Leg color has nothing to do with egg color. But, when I first got chickens (EEs with green legs) a friend here on BYC told me that their legs start out green, and that when they begin to lay, the pigment from their legs is deposited into the eggshells. Okay, I admit it...I believed her. (I AM blonde!)
     
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    No, but earlobe color is.
     
  7. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    My 10 EE hens all have willow legs and three lay tan eggs.
     
  8. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Most of the time, but not always.
     
  9. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually the answer is "yes" and "no".

    No, in the sense that you can tell the color of an egg by the color of the legs. (Btw, for the person who mentioned ear lobes, that is not necessarily true either.)

    However, yes, in the sense that Ameraucanas (not EE's), for example, store their egg color in their face, comb, and shanks. So it stands to reason that the darker, more grayish-blue that a birds legs are, the better blue one would get in the eggs.

    God Bless,
     

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