Question about egg fertilization

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dandydoodle, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    If you take a roo away from your hens how long could there eggs be fertilized by that roo? Does anyone know? I am in shock by the color of my babies feet. The dad is an Ameraucana and the mom is an EE with the standard EE colored feet. Then the babies feet turned out yellow. The last time another roo was with them has been a couple of months. Is it possible that he could be the parent? [​IMG]

    Thanks,
    MIchelle
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple of months is too long.

    Three weeks would be the maximum, I think.
     
  3. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    Okay thanks, I just don't understand how my chicky got yellow feet.
     
  4. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE's can have many different colored feet, so even if your EE doesn't have yellow feet, they could be carrying the yellow feet gene?
    To be honest...i'm just taking a good guess at it [​IMG]
     
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:EE's are basicly just of very mixed breeding to begin with and if your's came from hatchery stock then the mixture can be compounded by who knows what. I think that's why your bird has yellow leg's, the whole box of chocolates saying. Yellow leg's arn't so bad all of my birds have yellow leg's [​IMG]
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:This is true.
     
  7. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    My Ameraucana is suppose to be a pure Ameraucana though. If neither of the parents have yellow legs wouldn't they both have to have a recessive young leg gene in order to have a baby with yellow legs. Does anyone know?
     

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