chicken growing in knee feathers??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CochinBrahmaLover, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. so one of our chicks is really beefy, (in case it might be breed related but i dunno) but he is growing in 'knee' feathers, I got a blurry pic but if you look close you can see, i have had chicks MANY times before, hes gonna be 2 weeks on valentines, and i have never seen a chicken with feathers like this, not only are they growing in at a young age they are like, well heres the pic


    [​IMG]the feathers sproting out are the bending part of his leg
     
  2. just posting so that it will be more recent and more people will look [​IMG]
     
  3. anyone?
     
  4. hello!! -ECHOS- hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello hello
     
  5. kareninthesun

    kareninthesun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I could help, but I am not experienced in identifying, just acknowledging the cute factor, and he's a winner!
    He kinda looks like a little boy trying on his Daddy's boots!
     
  6. ya hes so cute (i think its a he hes pretty beefy, that or a hen who needs a diet... [​IMG]) just weird cause Ive never seen knee feathers like this!
     
  7. In2Ice

    In2Ice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing a Light Brahma chick. Looks just like mine did 6 weeks ago. She is the one on my avatar (She was 7 weeks old then). They grow so fast
     
  8. berniezahm

    berniezahm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks Cochin to me. I've got 15 or 20 Giant Cochin chicks about 2 to 3 weeks old in a brooder in the barn that look just like that but some are different colors.
     
  9. ya, but what is up with her feathers!

    and we've had light brahama, dont remember the weird feather dealio
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2012

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