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Welsummer with pale grey legs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wahmommy, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. wahmommy

    wahmommy Songster

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    Just picked up a Welsummer chick from a place that gets them from Privett... when I got her her markings looked right, but I didn't check her legs... however her legs appear to be pale grey. I know Welsummers are supposed to have yellow legs. What's going on? Will they change? If not, and she's a cross of some kind, will she still have dark wellie style eggs? I don't want to show her, and I don't plan on breeding her, she's just going to be a family pet but I specifically chose a Welsummer because I wanted that color eggs...

    And I know hatchery chicks are not as good as going to a breeder, but again I'm not going to show her, and there are no breeders in my area that would send me one chick. Anyone have any thoughts? Or better yet, anyone have a welsummer with grey legs that's laying and can let me know what the outcome was on that score?

    Here's a photo: [​IMG]
     
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  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Songster

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    I don't see the pic. Could it be possible, that the legs are yellow but the chick might be younger than a couple of weeks so the legs are not fully colored yet? Could it be possible, that you thought you got a Welsummer but you actually got a different breed?
    Ok now I see it. [​IMG] with the background the legs look pretty far from yellow, it's hard to tell but I thought I saw spots with a yellow tinge. I might just be looking too hard. [​IMG] I've never see Welsummers with any other leg color but yellow. Maybe someone who has a better insight can help more.
     
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  3. wahmommy

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    The chick is only a few days old-sorry you should be able to see the picture now, I'm new to BYC's image upload system and it took me a bit to master it...
     
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  4. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Songster

    Nov 24, 2009
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    oh....[​IMG]...just noticed that you are new. It gets better with time....and [​IMG]
     
  5. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Songster

    Don't worry leg colors change as chickens mature. I had EEs with yellow legs at hatch, matured to dark green. You just never know
     
  6. pinkchick

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

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    When Wellies are young and especially as young as your little girl, their legs are about .......well about the color of your babies legs. They take time to get to their yellow legs. I have some young 3 mos. old pullets and they still have a paler leg then their older sisters who are 5 mos old.

    She is a cutie and you will love her! I hope she lays a nice pretty terra cotta egg for you!
     
  7. wahmommy

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    thank you! I feel so much better...I'll give her some time to get yellow legs then [​IMG]
     

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