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Should Marans have feathered legs?

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Most mite think this is a du question !!! But should Marans have feathered Legs?

Proud owner of 2 LF Rhode Island Red hens, 1 LF Dominique Rooster, and 2 LF Silver Laced Wyandottes hens.Oh and 11 muts
God is Good ALL the Time!!!

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Proud owner of 2 LF Rhode Island Red hens, 1 LF Dominique Rooster, and 2 LF Silver Laced Wyandottes hens.Oh and 11 muts
God is Good ALL the Time!!!

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YES! Marans should be lightly feathered down the outside of the shank, and on the outer toes. Full feathers are much more preferred than some of those whose are fuzzy or patchy. There should be NO feathering on the middle toes. Hope this helps?

"Live and learn from fools and from sages" ~ Aerosmith
Black & Blue Copper Marans, and one Wheaten ~ White, Partridge & BBS Silkies
Member of:  ASBC

 

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"Live and learn from fools and from sages" ~ Aerosmith
Black & Blue Copper Marans, and one Wheaten ~ White, Partridge & BBS Silkies
Member of:  ASBC

 

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Thanks

Proud owner of 2 LF Rhode Island Red hens, 1 LF Dominique Rooster, and 2 LF Silver Laced Wyandottes hens.Oh and 11 muts
God is Good ALL the Time!!!

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Proud owner of 2 LF Rhode Island Red hens, 1 LF Dominique Rooster, and 2 LF Silver Laced Wyandottes hens.Oh and 11 muts
God is Good ALL the Time!!!

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post #4 of 4

Debi is right, Marans should have feathered shanks. There are Marans that are clean legged and we all get them from time to time. We don't get them very often, but once in a while we have one pop up. Our show standards call for lightly feathered down the outside of the legs and onto the outer toes. If you are interested in raising show quality Marans, I wouuld suggest that you select your breeding stock based on the Breed Standards.

 

Good Luck,

Ernie Haire

Proud owner of (1) Purple BS peacock, (2) Purple peahens (2) Purle BS peahens, (1) IB Peacock, (4) IB peahens, (1) Silver Pied Peacock, (2) White peahens, and an assortment of juvenile peachicks. We also breed and show Black Copper, Blue/Blue Copper, Splash, Cuckoo, and White Marans.

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Proud owner of (1) Purple BS peacock, (2) Purple peahens (2) Purle BS peahens, (1) IB Peacock, (4) IB peahens, (1) Silver Pied Peacock, (2) White peahens, and an assortment of juvenile peachicks. We also breed and show Black Copper, Blue/Blue Copper, Splash, Cuckoo, and White Marans.

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