"Easter Eggers" with feathered legs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sunshyne276, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2010
    Richlands, Virginia
    I was just reading more about Easter Egger chickens. Wondering how my little chicks will look in the next few months. lol
    But, I haven't seen any Easter Eggers (full grown or babies) with the feathered legs!
    All of these little ones (a week and 1/2 or so old) have very feathered legs. But, I was told they are "Easter Egger" chicks.
    Has anyone ever had or seen an Easter Egger chick/chicken with the feathered legs?
    What breeds are Easter Eggers typically crossed with? I know they are basically "mutts", but is there certain breeds they cross?
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    They are usually an Ameraucana cross (to get the blue egg gene in there) but the other parent could be ANYTHING...with feathered legs, it could be Silkie, Faverolles, Marans, or Cochin....am I missing any....hmm...anyway, what color are their legs and skin? That will help. [​IMG]
  3. le neige homme

    le neige homme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Could be that somebody was making Olive Eggers by crossing EE X Marans?
  4. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    i have an EE cochin cross running around in my flock. but he/she is still not full grown yet. it has the EE comb but the behind and legs look like it got the cochin side of things!

    any feather footed breed could bring in the feathers. it is actually quite easy to introduce from what i have been reading on the marans thread! i guess like pea combs, feather feet are a dominant trait!

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