Leg color


In the Brooder
7 Years
Mar 4, 2012
Phelan, Calif.
Just got my chicks in this morning and so begins the quest to identify my MM "rainbow layers" assortment! One question, do EE have the greenish/gray legs from hatch, or does that develop as they get older? My last batch of MM EE's all had the green/gray legs but I don't recall if they were always that way.
My Easter Egger had green legs as a chick. I believe that they have green legs from hatching, though I know that some chicken breeds (like ones with blue legs) develop the leg coloration as they get older.
I'd look for puffy cheeks. Those are easier to spot on a young chick than leg tint.

Lots of breeds start with chipmunk stripes but not many breeds are bearded.
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