White Orpington Pullet With Blue Feet?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FarmSunnyside, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. FarmSunnyside

    FarmSunnyside Hatching

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    I have a pullet from this spring who we bought from McMurray Hatchery as a White Orpington. We've never had this breed before, and google images doesn't seem to be implying that that breed should have blue feet. She is 14 weeks old. Any ideas?

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  2. AltonaAcres

    AltonaAcres Songster

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    Looks like an Orpington to me!! Weird feet color though.........I don't think she's a cross-bred
     
  3. ColtHandorf

    ColtHandorf Songster

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    They should be white in order to meet the APA Standard however Black Orpingtons do have slate colored legs. It's possible that she is the product of a cross to Black Orpingtons in order to increase the genetic diversity of the flock and got the gene for slate legs from there.
     
  4. Aunt Angus

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    I kinda like the look of it, even though it isn't breed standard. Interesting how traits manifest when breeds mix.
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    I'm not that sure how the genetics of leg color works, but I do know years ago I had some recessive white Faverolles pop up out of a line of blacks. While all the white cockerels had white legs, all the pullets had blue. So I suspect blue legs isn't that unusual.
     
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