We’re listening and we’ve responded to you, our fellow chick fans! Meyer Hatchery is now marking some of the chick breeds that are more difficult to identify with tiny color-coded leg bands. This service will be at no charge to the customer, and only available for a few select breeds that we’ve determined are the more difficult breeds to ID based on customer feedback and in-house experience. Males will be marked with a blue band in addition to the ID leg band. We recommend removing leg bands or stepping a size, after about 7 days from hatch. Bands are super easy to remove, they are just a rubber band and slip off the foot very easily! For those of you who are curious about your chicks not wearing a leg band, see our Help Desk article on Chick Identification.
Leg Band Color
|Frost White Legbar||Orange|
|Blue Copper Marans||Dark Pink / Almost Red|
|Golden Cuckoo Marans||Blue|
|Black Copper Marans||Orange|
|Cream Legbar||Dark Pink / Almost Red|
|Blue Splash Marans||Dark Pink / Almost Red|