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Question about feathered feet

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Hi all smile.png

I *thought* my eggs were from my battery hens x my rooster. None of which have feathers on their feet.
One chick that hatched yesterday is a feather foot. Is it possible to get feathered feet if parents don't?
I have a black hen with feathered feet. Wondering if she is actually the egg layer
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If you have a hen with feathered feet, then that's the mother. Feathering on the legs is a dominant gene. If a bird has the gene, it will express.

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Okay thanks! I presumed the chick would have to be darker to be hers? The rooster is the one in my profile pic and black hen next to him
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