Road Island Red chick leg color?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jennn27, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Jennn27

    Jennn27 Songster

    Mar 9, 2015
    Marshall, TX
    Hello all. I have been incubating and hatching my own chicks for a few months now. I've noticed that my RIR chicks (the ones that come from both my RIR roo and a RIR hen) have different colored legs. Like some of them have yellow legs, and some have gray legs, like some EE's. Is it from the roo's bloodline, maybe? He was a rescue, so I'm not sure where he came from. My adult red hens I bought from a feed store as babies. I'm not worried, as they are all healthy....just curious. Thanks!
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2016

  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    (I think) that yellow is dominant to green leg color, and hatchery reds often have interesting genetic backgrounds. It won't matter except to show their checkered past! Mary

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