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Question about leg color

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

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    If neither the mom or the dad have yellow legs wouldn't they both have to have a recessive yellow gene in order to get a baby with yellow legs? Just wondering I got a baby with yellow legs and my Ameraucana is suppose to be a pure bred Ameraucana. There is no possibility of it being a different daddy either.

    Thanks,
    Michelle [​IMG]
     
  2. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    Does anyone know?
     
  3. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    What color are the parents legs? If there is a hidden yellow leg gene in the parents blood lines it could show up in the offspring.
     
  4. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    You might find more answers if you post under Breeds, Genetics, & Showing.
     
  5. tabithatoo

    tabithatoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched an egg from a BCM mother and (I thought) father, and it came out yellow, with yellow non-feathered legs. The only other roosters I have are silkies. So...I theorized that the BCM that was allegedly purebred was not. It's so weird. It was a cute chick, though.
     
  6. waw

    waw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :lol:my biggest rooster legs are always hot pink any advice
     
  7. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    Quote:That is just the blood flow you see. If I am correct, I think I have seen one here where people say that is a higher testosterone level or that is just the testosterone in the rooster. Have you ever heard the saying "Real men wear Pink" [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2011
  8. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree that it's a good idea to post in the genetics section.

    Some leg colours mask the underlying yellow leg colour, so 'willow' may be yellow underneath........but I forget the detail.

    Genetics buffs will know.

    I had yellow, black, grey, and 'white', but one of my mutt chicks now has 'willow' legs.....so I think I have the full spectrum and never am surprised by what I find.
     
  9. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is just the blood flow you see. If I am correct, I think I have seen one here where people say that is a higher testosterone level or that is just the testosterone in the rooster. Have you ever heard the saying "Real men wear Pink" [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG]:lau:lau [​IMG]
     

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