Rooster with pinkish-red Feet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wordgirl, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Our cockerel (Mr. Incredible, who you may recently heard got into a tussle with a coyote or some other creature with teeth) has rather reddish-pink pads on his feet (it also goes a bit up his legs). He's had them for a while, and I'm not sure why. He's a BO, and as far as I know, the girls don't have feet like his. He runs rather lopsided – as though he's limping. He doesn't limp when he walks though.... Is this just something funny with him, or is something wrong? I'm at work with my Dad today, so I can't get photos at the moment, but I just saw a post about something similar and I thought maybe I should ask.

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Some reddish tinge on the legs, especially the sides and between the toes, is a mark of a mature rooster in some breeds, like BO, Barred Rock, etc.
  3. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Oh...good. I was worried he had bumblefoot or something. Do you have any pictures you might be able to show me?
  4. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yep, it just means 'He Da Man'... well, ok, 'he da ROO!'
  5. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    Oh good. I had been worried about Jelly's feet also, some days screaming red, some days pale and barely pink. I thought maybe he had an allergy. He's definately 'da man'. Spends all his time chasing the other roos away from the ladies so he can be 'da man'.
    He had terrible crooked toes, and should probably be culled, but I'm not breeding with his stock and he's suck a good protector.

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