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post #1 of 9
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Currently have 6 chicks that were hatched out at my daughter's pre-school.  They are about 12 days old.  Just realized that 2 of them have feathered legs/feet.  They look identical to the other 4 except for this.  I'm pretty sure they are barred rock.  What's with the feathering?

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There are feather legged chickens .... I just love 'em! How many toes to they have?

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post #3 of 9

I think it means they're cochins.  I could easily be wrong though hmm

Concious mama trying to be urban subsistent.  7 laying hens - 1 black sex-link,  3 easter eggers, 1 barred rock, 1 blue-red wyandotte, 1 cuckoo maran.  An urban garden-yard, two crazy digganous-dogs, a 3yo princess & a crazy Cuban hubby.
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Concious mama trying to be urban subsistent.  7 laying hens - 1 black sex-link,  3 easter eggers, 1 barred rock, 1 blue-red wyandotte, 1 cuckoo maran.  An urban garden-yard, two crazy digganous-dogs, a 3yo princess & a crazy Cuban hubby.
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post #4 of 9
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I'll check again when I get home, but im almost positive they have 4 like the others.

post #5 of 9

I have 5 different breeds,  all featherlegged.  My wife freaks out over chicken legs and feet so this was my solution.  Now she loves them and wants to pick out our next order.  At first she didn't even want me to get chickens.   Now she loves to go sit with them in the evenings and they climb all over her.   Good Luck and welcome to BYC

post #6 of 9

One of my Buff Orpingtons is a feather footed Bantam! I wish I had gotten more than just the one! I love her!

 My how this farm has changed us!

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post #7 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by RasMama 

I think it means they're cochins.  I could easily be wrong though hmm


There are many other breeds of chickens with feathered feet besides cochins.

Salmon Favorelles
Silkies
Cochins
D'Uccles
D'Anvers
Langshan
Some Cuckoo Marans
And MANNYYY more!

They could very well be cochins though, but it is not limited to that.

post #8 of 9
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they are dark grey with a white spot on their heads.  they look a lot like my older barred rocks did so I just assumed they were BR too.  are there other breeds that look like this as chicks?  and are they definitely bantam or can standards have feathered feet also?  thanks for the help.

post #9 of 9

sounds a little like my lt. brahmas did when they were little.  Yes all mine are standards with feathered feet.  My Salmon Favorelles also have an extra toe.


Edited by RendonRoo - 6/15/09 at 12:46pm
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