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Feather shanks on toes and hocks ?Welsummer

post #1 of 9
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What would cause feather shanks to be on what is to be a cleaned leg breed? Not lots of them but a few on the hocks or elbows, and between toes.
And are there some breeds that this is okay?


Edited by okiehen - 11/4/08 at 4:03pm

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post #2 of 9
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Anyone can you help on this?

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post #3 of 9

No idea but it might help to say what kind of breed you are talking about, it could be a recessive gene and is coming out in your stock. I have a cuckoo marans roo (breeders stock, not from a hatchery) who is developing white ears after maturing. It is a fault so I will not use him for breeding. I was told thats what it was.

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post #4 of 9
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Thank you. Welsummers

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post #5 of 9

I am bumping this tread and just wanted to mention I would put the breed in the title and leave the rest there also and see who answers.

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post #6 of 9

I have it on good authority that it is fairly common due to their Cochin ancestry. To show, you'd pluck the feather stubs. One of my Welsummer ladies has them, not sure about the other, but several of the young Welsummers I had did have feathers stubs on the legs and between the toes.

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post #7 of 9
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Okay thank you. I had thought that I was going to have to start over. If I pluck the feather stubs, will they come back?
My eggs came from a breeder and her stock came from a breeder not a hatchery.

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post #8 of 9

My Wellie roo has them. He is a hatchery bird. Beautiful to us and not nearly show quality but we are about the egg color more than the APA standard.

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post #9 of 9

My eggs came from a breeder and her stock came from a breeder not a hatchery.


Mine, too. I'm very pleased with mine. The stubs will probably come back because the follicle will still be there, but you'll have to pluck again to show.

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