Leg color - what is this (incorrect) color called? Ameraucana

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChestnutRidge, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Silver Ameraucana pullet with off-color legs. My question: Is this what you would call "willow"? If not, what is the correct term?
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    Here you can see her greener legs in the back as compared to the other chicks' legs:
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    And while I'm asking about legs, is this leg color normal for young Wheatons or is it also off-color?
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    Thank you for all of your help!
     
  2. craftymama86

    craftymama86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry but all I have to say is... WOW, those are some greeeen legs, lol. [​IMG]
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    You call it "craptastic". (Thank you debiraymond)

    If you got it from me, I just discovered that the cock bird I purchased from a member of the ABC sent me a bird with recessive yellow skin.

    I have to quit selling my eggs and now I have to test breed every silver or silver project bird on my property.

    Wheatens hatch with light legs and they usually darken as the bird matures, sometimes they don't get very dark. Those are the birds you don't want to use for breeding.
     
  4. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow, really cool!!! Look like frog legs!!!
     
  5. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pips&peeps :

    You call it "craptastic". (Thank you debiraymond)

    Understood, although I assume that is not a technical term. [​IMG] I figure she will be happy with my EE girls.

    Wheatens hatch with light legs and they usually darken as the bird matures, sometimes they don't get very dark. Those are the birds you don't want to use for breeding.

    Okay, very good.

    Thank you for your help!​
     
  6. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    green legs and ham? [​IMG]
     
  8. Brody's Broodello

    Brody's Broodello Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You could name it Kermit!
     
  9. Brody's Broodello

    Brody's Broodello Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I'm really disappointed this happened in my line. It really sets back the progress I was making on the silvers. [​IMG]

    Yep poo poo happens to the best of us.
     

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