Coronation rooster with feathered legs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by heathersboers, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. heathersboers

    heathersboers Songster

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    - I bought a grown coronation sussex rooster from a well known breeder, He has light feathering on his legs and one of his toes-kinda like a marans , could this be a throw back? If so to what??? [​IMG]
     
  2. merepeter

    merepeter In the Brooder

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    Could it be a throw back to Light Brahma?
     
  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    If we don't know what he looks like than we can't really tell... Picture?
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:I think the OP described it very well.

    Does it look like this?

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    Same picture blown up.

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  5. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Probably not marans, but some other feather legged breed that was used to develop them. I would ask for a full refund on the bird.

    He will throw feathers on most of his offspring, he is no good for breeding unless you plan on making a feather legged sussex.
     
  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Those are not my pictures. They come from GreenfireFarm's website, as did these:

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    I had just never heard anyone else mention the feathered shanks before, and was curious. Personally, I don't care either way, I just like the Sussex and am not a breeder. It so happens I hatched a couple like this (Coronation), and wondered what was going on. So, I investigated. Paul was kind enough to send me a message, and said:
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  8. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

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    The Coronations are in my consideration still a work in process. From my experience it is fairly common for them to have the lightly feathered shanks but still unacceptable. Some of mine (bred from Light Sussex) carried the gene over and have lightly feathered shanks and some of them do not.

    I will continue to work with this breed, culling for the feathered shanks. I am not sure if the feathered gene is dominant or not.
     
  9. RAREROO

    RAREROO Crowing

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    It would be a through back from the Cochin ancestry. I believe there are three different genes that affect leg featheringing so it would be hard to breed out completely if recessive feathering genes were hiddened some in there.
     
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

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    What bothers me about his reply to you is the fact he says he culls for the feathering and doesn't use them for breeding but the OP says she bought the rooster as an adult so greenfire must not be opposed to selling birds with defects....if that is who she got her birds from.
     

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