Why doesn't my barred rock have yellow legs.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by khatar, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. khatar

    khatar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 3 year old barred rock. I was planning on entering her in the county fair next year. She has all the required aspects of a show quality bird but one problem, white-grey legs! Is this a problem and will she get disqualified?
     
  2. knjinnm

    knjinnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's the standard say?
     
  3. khatar

    khatar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The standard says that they should have yellow legs with no black shading, but I don't know why mine has white legs, does it still count?
     
  4. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Glad that you brought up this question, and I hope that someone will provide a good answer for you.

    Both my BPR do not have yellow legs or beaks. Beaks are almost ivory with black on, and leggs are probably the same as yours --- very light and definitely not yellow. Hope someone here knows the answer.
     
  5. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens that lay eggs quite often will have pale yellow legs. Add corn or grass clippings to your birds diet and see if her legs yellow. I do believe the white legs would be a disqualification.

    Tim
     
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  6. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Are you sure she's a BR and not a Marans?
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Where did you get her from, Breeder or Hatchery,?

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  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Any Barred Rock hen that age will have pale legs, from laying for years and from age. The standard is yellow, of course, but most BR hens have dark shading down the leg fronts, even from a breeder.
     
  9. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

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    A high parasite load can also fade leg color.
     
  10. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Did she ever have yellow legs? If you got her from a hatchery, chances are she could be a Cuckoo Marans. A picture of her legs and her barring pattern would help. [​IMG]
     

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