Is Leg Color.......

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Homegroanacres, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Homegroanacres

    Homegroanacres Chillin w/the Ice in my Glass

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    I am being cheap and not wanting to purchase a
    APA Standard of Perfection book to answer my question.

    Is leg color a determining factor in knowing if you have a
    exhibition quality chicken? [​IMG]

    If so, would yellow legs be the least desirable in Large Fowl?
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    It depends on the breed, I know that much. Take Cubalaya (see avatar picture), their breed standard is to have white legs. Plymouth Rocks are supposed to have yellow legs. Ameraucana need to have slate colored legs. [​IMG]
     
  3. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed will you be showing?

    Tim
     
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  4. Homegroanacres

    Homegroanacres Chillin w/the Ice in my Glass

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    Quote:Tim;

    The quality of the chicken is more important to me than
    showing (I'm not much of a shower) [​IMG] but, Orpingtons
    are the breed..

    Seems to me that the color of legs IS a factor for a breed and
    is a factor within a breed when it comes to the color of the body
    of the chicken.

    Example... Black\\Blue Orp would have a dark color
    Buff Orp would have flesh\\white
    White Orp would have flesh\\white
    Splash Orp would have ?
    Lav Orp would have ?
     
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    According to the standard of perfection, yellow legs in orps are a disqualification. So, personally, whether I was showing chickens or not (which Im not) I would still want to breed within the standards, which would mean no yellow legs in orps.
     
  6. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

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    Quote:Example... Black\\Blue Orp would have a dark color
    Buff Orp would have flesh\\white
    White Orp would have flesh\\white
    Splash Orp would have ?
    Lav Orp would have ?

    Blue: leaden blue
    black: dark slate in mature birds, bottoms of toes pinkesh white.
    Your correct on the buffs and whites
    Splash: there is no standard, but I have been breeding mine with the light blue legs and dark brown eyes.
    Lavender: light to dark blue and dark brown eyes. Atleast this is what I belive the standard will be from other standards.
     
  7. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

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    Quote:I never keep one that ever showed yellow legs.
     
  8. Homegroanacres

    Homegroanacres Chillin w/the Ice in my Glass

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    Thanks everyone [​IMG]

    Looks like I will need to "pluck" (pun intened) a couple of
    my Buff's out my Buff stock, but other than that, I can [​IMG]
    the rest of the day because all the rest, including my two
    week old White Orp chicks have the correct leg color.

    Christina [​IMG] I'm working on getting some pics up of
    you chicks.. [​IMG] Man are they looking good at six weeks!!
     
  9. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

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    Quote:I cant wia tto see them. I love seeing what my flockk throws as far as color and size.
     

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