Question about White Leghorns feet and leg color

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by timordog, May 7, 2009.

  1. timordog

    timordog In the Brooder

    Jun 30, 2008
    I have two White Leghorns, they look very different, for one thing, one has bright yellow legs/feet and the other has green. The one with green feet is also "fluffy" in the head, with no discernible comb or waddle. Any ideas???????

  2. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    I read somewhere if a leghorn is crossed with a rooster that has dark legs that the offspring will be sex linked by leg color. Boys will look like mom, yellow legs and girls will have dark legs like dad. Not sure how true it is...I 'm going to try it out if my leghorn ever cooperates and stops cracking her eggs!
  3. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Leghorns have yellow legs and feet. The one with the green legs and fluffy face is probably an Easter Egger.
  4. Where did you buy your chicks ?

  5. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

    May 30, 2008
    Washington State
    Quote:I agree!
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
  7. The reason I asked where the chicks were bought, is because I have the same thing here with my chicks. I bought 4 Barred Rocks, 4 Leghorns and 4 Araucanas ( [​IMG] EE's) at TSC. All were supposed to be pullets.

    The Barred Rocks are nice, all pullets as far as I can tell, with nice barring and shading on their legs.

    The Leghorns have grown nice, but.... One of them has green legs and I think it is getting tufts. I say 'it' because 'it' may be a rooster. (I highly suspect that it/he is an EE.) The other three have beautiful yellow legs, but, one of them may be a rooster.

    The EE's (because I know TSC doesn't know the difference) have really grown nicely. They were the first ones to feather out, they are also the biggest and most docile. They also have yellow legs and single combs. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] AND I am almost sure that one of them is a rooster [​IMG]

    I won't be buying any more pullets from TSC ! [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 10, 2009

  8. Update on above post . . . .

    I called TSC today and told them about their pullets that I know are not going to lay colored eggs for me. They are going to refund me my money.

    The manager said he could not take the chickens back, but since I was disatisfied with them he would refund my money.

    They are going to lay brown eggs, but, after investing in all the feed that they have eaten, I want to keep them anyway ! Besides, they are really sweet.
  9. love4mychick

    love4mychick Songster

    Apr 18, 2009
    i had 12 leghorns and they have white feet the green feet is propally and easter egger [​IMG]

  10. Artemis Moon

    Artemis Moon In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2016

    Not sure if this is a Leghorn or not. It was the only survivor from my friends flock that was attacked by a fox. He doesn't remember the breed. Any ideas? She lays light brown eggs, small comb, and has green legs.

    Any help is greatly appreciated. [​IMG]

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