Ameraucana with feathers on legs?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by happytrails16, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. happytrails16

    happytrails16 In the Brooder

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    Hi there,

    My friend and I got our ameraucana chicks from the same feed store at the same time and hers is starting to grow feathers on her legs, my girl does not have this. Is there anybody that has seen this before with this breed? We are both new to chickens so we aren't sure if this is normal for the breed or not. Thank you in advance, Pictures attached below [​IMG]
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  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Welcome! It's not an Ameraucana, or an Easter Egger. Is it a very tiny chick? Looks like a bantam to me, if so. Find out what breeds the hatchery carries, or ask at the feed store. Cute chick! Mary
     
  3. happytrails16

    happytrails16 In the Brooder

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    Interesting, we got them at the same time. Here is a pic of my girl, Hazel. Do you think she is an ameraucana or Easter egger? Thank you!
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  4. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Crowing

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    Yours look like an Easter Egger
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    This looks like a buff Brahma.


    This is an EE.
     
  6. Hallmark5502

    Hallmark5502 Hatching

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    I bought some ameraucanas recently and they had feathered legs too
     
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  8. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Welcome!
    Ameraucanas are a specific breed, and don't have feathered legs. You can see lots of good pictures on feathersite, of so many breeds!
    Your chick is something else, or a crossbred.
    Mary
     
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  9. Hallmark5502

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    The thing is we were shown the parents of all the chicks and they were pure bred and most of the others don’t have the feathered legs
     
  10. Folly's place

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    It will be interesting to see how they look later, and what color eggs are produced. As I recall, leg feathering is dominant, but there's a wide range of expression. But Ameraucanas have clean slate colored legs.
    Mary
     
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