red legs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by siz8003, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
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    Its not as red as this pic (the camera made it look worse than it is ) But does this look normal for a BO?
     
  2. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to tell by that pic, but any white legged bird can have a pinkish color to them, and sometimes a red line down them too.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    If it's a young BO Rooster their legs can get that way when they mature and starting to mate..

    I've never had a hen do that...
     
  4. RubberChickenLubber

    RubberChickenLubber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm glad you posted this. I had some cockerals that just got to breeding age, and got red in their legs. Was wondering what was wrong.
     
  5. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    He must be on the young side cuz he doesn't have any spurs yet........[​IMG] I forgot to say he is a he
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I'm sure thats what it is...he is just maturing and its the male in him!...The first time I ever saw this in my young BO roosters that I hatched from Hinkjc, I asked her what it could be...she told me the Rooster get red streaks in the legs...its blood flow I believe...You can always PM her and she can tell you more.....
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It's fine. Just seeing the blood going though the legs easily since he doesn't have yellow pigmentation to cover it up like other breeds. Like blushing, just on the legs... all the time![​IMG]
     
  8. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    [​IMG] thanks guys
     

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