Originally Posted by mitchellhatchery
This should never happen this is what we're taking on this project you spent hard earned money on something you can't use .stay away from the breeders I have a very strong idea where these came from and who bred them to have this . May I ask where did these come from?
Yes that can happen even in other imported birds. It is not desirable and should not be used for breeding, however it is not the fault of the person who imported them. The idea of creating a new color is because it is not available in that breed. Sometimes it is imperative to use a bird from another breed to get the desirable color, thus some feather shanks- probably from breeders in the UK using Cochins for the partridge gene or red, the two varieties with the most feathered shanks, and some yellow skin, depending on what was used for the gene.
Unfortunately with inbreeding, as is the case with a lot of the birds that are imported, it will double up on a particular gene and bring out "hiding flaws" like yellow legs. Why is it being seen in more of Byces birds, probably because right now he is producing the most SL chicks.
It happens, cull them, or just don't use them for breeding