White leghorns with black spots on legs (pic.)

rachel1

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I have some white leghorns, a couple of them have black spots on their legs. They look likke bruises but have been there for a while. They are yellow legged
 
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rachel1

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yes I have and nope they are no crusty or raised........just different color. Also they have just appeared in the last 3 weeks. They have never had them.
 

rachel1

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Help please tell me if these black spots are ok.......I post on here and usually only one person says something.....am i doing something wrong?
 

silkiechicken

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By any chance are your white leghorns actually california whites? Often they are substituted for each other and cali whites do have the ocasional black feathers hiding on their bodies, so I would not put it past them to pop out some black scales too.
 

rachel1

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By any chance are your white leghorns actually california whites? Often they are substituted for each other and cali whites do have the ocasional black feathers hiding on their bodies, so I would not put it past them to pop out some black scales too.


Nope ..........Definately white leghorns
 

CMV

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I have a BR with the same darkened spots on her legs. I assumed mine was bruising because my birds navigate some pretty rough terrain when free-ranging. I guess I will have to take more note of the spots and see if they fade over time.
 

nicfischer5

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hi! wondering if you ever got to the bottom of this...? i have a leghorn/RIR mix whose legs look JUST like your picture. wondering if there is cause for concern. i will post a picture asap. thanks!
 
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