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What Breeds Have Very Dark (Black) Legs, except for the feet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TheCrazyChick, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. TheCrazyChick

    TheCrazyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi all,
    I have a hatched chick that continues to confuse me. The options, as far as what the person who sold me the eggs says, are AMERAUCANA, BARRED ROCK, BUFF ORPS, BUFF ROCK, LAVENDER ORPS, BLUE ORPS, BLUE WYANDOTTE, BLUE MARAN OR SILVER PHOENIX.

    Came from a light brown egg. obviously not a buff orp, buff rock or silver phoenix. Someone suggested a blue or lav orp, but those black legs are really weird. Not washed with black on the front, but totally black until you get to the feet. Here are some more pics. Any further ideas?

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  2. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    I don't know but it sure looks like a cockerel the way it stands.
     
  3. TheCrazyChick

    TheCrazyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Don't really care if its a boy or a girl, just wondering what the heck it is! You are right, though, it does stand sort of proud, doesn't it?
     
  4. agkuyk08

    agkuyk08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doesn't look like americauna or barred rock either... Idk.
     
  5. amnich

    amnich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black sumatra. Don't believe when people tell you there are mean, mine are super friendly! But same as any chicken, handle him/her as much as possible.
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    what type of comb and what color are the feet bottoms?
     
  7. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it came from a light brown egg then it can't be a maran or an ameraucana. Ameraucana's lay blue eggs and Marans lay really dark brown eggs.
     
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  8. TheCrazyChick

    TheCrazyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Both the top and bottom of the feet are yellowish. Legs though are totally black.
     
  9. TheCrazyChick

    TheCrazyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's true. Hmmm, that pretty much says that none of the breeds that it is supposed to be are possible. Orps don't have black legs. Wyandottes have different combs. I guess I'm going to have to email the seller of the eggs and ask if there are any other possibilities.
     
  10. TheCrazyChick

    TheCrazyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Both the top and bottom of the feet are yellowish. Legs though are totally black. Hard to tell about the comb, but I think it is a very tiny single comb. Not pink.
     

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