anyone else think those feathered chicken legs are creepy?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by verity, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. verity

    verity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The latest addition to my flock of seven is a BCM pullet -- I just can't help thinking it looks creepy to see those feathers growing out the sides of her legs ---

    We don't have any 'feather-footed' breeds but I think Silkies are darling as well as Frizzles -- their feathery feet don't bother me, but, the feathers sticking out of "Mabel's" legs creep me out!

    She's a big girl with long feathery legs -- shudder --

    Am I the only one?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    First time I saw them on a Brahma it bothered me.

    Now I think they are cute.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Nah.. they dont bother me...
     
  4. Pelican49

    Pelican49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't especially like the feathered feet or legs.
     
  5. verity

    verity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope I can make myself think they are 'cute' ---

    We recently washed the feet of all the chickens and coated them with vaseline as one looked as if she might be getting those scaly leg-mites --
    'Mabel's' long silvery legs with feathers growing out the sides looked even creepier when they were wet --

    New experience for me -- to be 'bothered' by anything having to do with chickens! (other than eating chicken -- ugh)
     
  6. Candiss

    Candiss Burdette Bantams

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    I think it is all in what you like, I like both.. But Cochins and Silkies are my favorites but I love the Orpingtons too.. But NO I don't think feathered feet are Creepy..

    Candace
     
  7. verity

    verity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's not the fluffy feathery feet that bother me -- I think those are kinda cute --

    it's the stiff feathers growing out the sides of the legs -- and no feathers on the rest of the foot -- fascinating, but creepy to me --
     
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  8. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not particularly, I just think they'd get awful hot with legwarmers on in Texas summers.
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I guess it doesn't bother me as I have brahmas, salmon faverolles and silkies. [​IMG]
     
  10. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    we call them 'pants'. Autumn is our white chick with 'pants'... she's a cochin. i like them.
     

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