New chicks odd foot color

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by taprock, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. taprock

    taprock Songster

    Nov 1, 2010
    Northern L.P. Michigan
    I have two week old chicks and three have strange foot coloring. They have black feet but the middle toe is orange. Two come from a Polish hen and one from a Cornish hen. The papa is either an EE or a Polish. I can see the Cornish having the orange but not the Polish. Anyone have any insight on the strange coloring?
  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Songster

    Jun 30, 2008
    Don't worry, not that odd. Quite a few of my F1 Ameraucana cross chicks had that sort of coloring on their feet. The darker chicks had dark legs, up until their toes, which were orange. I thought it was really cute [​IMG]

    Why it happens, I'm not sure.

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