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svart hona chick pink tip on toes???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jjtrucker, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. jjtrucker

    jjtrucker Out Of The Brooder

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    I just hatched an svart hona chick and the middle toe on each foot has a pink tip. Does this mean it is not pure or will it darken up as it gets older? I will be very upset if the seller shipped me eggs that were not pure since I paid a LOT of money for these eggs.
     
  2. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

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    I can't speak for your breed but I have Ayam Cemani crosses and some were born with pink ended toes. Mine grew out of it.
     
  3. svenskavessla

    svenskavessla Out Of The Brooder

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    It doesn't mean they aren't pure. It's just REALLY hard to get solid black every time you hatch. Mostly you don't want leakage (white/silver) in the feathers. They do tend to grow out of the pink nails. If the entire toe is pink, not so much- but it will lessen with time. If you have good dark skin (mouths also) with no leakage as they get older I wouldn't worry about it. Mine are all straight from either Bryce at Ewe Crazy or Green Fire Farms and sometimes I get clear nails. I've never had any leakage, but a toe here and there is common.
     

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