Feather footed crossed with clean legged...babies have ? legs???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bec, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    If you crossed a feather footed breed with a clean legged breed, what will the babies have?

    I am trying to distinguish which rooster bred with my hen judging on the babies. They are due to hatch this weekend, and curiosity is killing me!
  2. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    I believe they will have feathered feet.
  3. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    So it shouldn't be that hard to tell once they hatch right?

    These are the parents


    Possible dad #1 (so hoping [​IMG])

    Possible Dad #2
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    With all my Blue Orp/Buff Brahma crosses, most had some feathers on the legs and some did not.
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Agree with speckled hen. Some of my Australorp x Brahma crosses had feathers, some did not.
  6. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I think the feathery feet would be so cute! BUT for this particular hatch, I hoping for pure babies! Either way, I will love them!

    I did just set some Buff Orp/Cochin and EE/Cochin eggs last night! Now those should be cute!
  7. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    my leghorn/brahma mixes are bout half and half. leghorn roo/ feathered footed,rosecomb mutt hen. half have feathers, others dont, and the ones with the feather feet, also have the rosecomb.
  8. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    Linden TN
    My Brahma/RIR mixes had lots of fuzz on there feet when they hatched, but now that they are full grown, they have one really small line of feathers and the rest is clean legged. They look funny [​IMG]
  9. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

  10. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Awww. Just a little poof of feathers!!!

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