Will leghorn have pinkish color at base of feathers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tracyree, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Tracyree

    Tracyree Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011
    So I have a mystery chick that's finally getting some feathers. They are white, except at the base there is a pinkish color. I had assumed this chick was a packing peanut as I ordered 3 and got 5.

    Do white leghorns or white rocks have a little pink color when their feathers are coming in?
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2011
  2. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    The Peak District, UK
    I believe all chicks do. It's the blood vessels.
  3. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    My white leghorns actually feathered in some reddish feathers very early on. They were surprise pullets so I thought they might be very light sexlinks but by 6 weeks they were solid white again.

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