Leg Color?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stargazer2014, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. stargazer2014

    stargazer2014 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 17, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    I'm wondering what everyone has to say about leg color? I have Buff's, SLW, Barred Rocks, and EE's. I can post pictures tomorrow....battery in camera dead at the moment.

    I'm learning that EE's will have greenish legs, right?

    My 3 Buff's all have yellow legs, and are supposed to be pullets. Can you tell a Buff pullet by leg color?

    My BR's and SLW's are all different. Some have yellow legs, and some have darker, gray-ish legs. Will their leg color tell me roo or hen?

    I'm so confused. I'm new at this, and I ordered all pullets. I realize it's not 100% accurate, but I'm afraid from what I've been reading on these threads, I have more roos!!

    Thank you for any replies. I can post pictures tomorrow for clarification. My chickies are 4 weeks.
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    EE have green legs.
    BR's should have yellow legs.A dark wash down the front of the legs is usually a sign that said chick is a pullet, along with two other things which include being darker with a more defined white spot on the back of the head. The cockerels don't have the black wash supposedly.
    I have never had Buff's so i cannot really help ya on that one
    and my SLW legs kind of changed color as she grew

    But you can never really depend on just leg color, there are a lot of old farmer's tails out there.
    The only sure fire ways is to wait until they are older. Wait for the sadle and hale feathers to start to grow in.....but post pics when you can, that will help us greatly to help you [​IMG]

    Best Wishes,

  3. stargazer2014

    stargazer2014 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 17, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Is 4 weeks too soon? My camera is all ready to take pictures tonight after work!

    My curiosity is getting the better of me! I can't stand it, I have to know! lol
  4. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    EE's can have any color legs (there a cross breed)
    Barred Rocks have Yellow legs
    Buffs? Which Buffs?
    Buff Orpingtons have White legs
    Buff Rocks have Yellow legs


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