Feather legged sebright! Supposed to be purebred. PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by vetgirl00us, May 13, 2010.

  1. vetgirl00us

    vetgirl00us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 17 silver sebrights that came from Cackle Hatchery as one day old chicks. I just noticed that one of them has black feathers growing down its legs. Not on the feet but down to them. Does this mean my birds may not be pure? The chicks are 2 1/2 weeks old.
     
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  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    That doesn't sound like a Sebright to me. Do you have any pictures?
     
  3. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    Well...I've never seen a sebright with leg feathers and it's definitely not in the standard of perfection for that breed.
     
  4. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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  5. vetgirl00us

    vetgirl00us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmmm, wonder what they are breeding up there???? [​IMG] Lemme go see if I can get pics and get them uploaded to here.
     
  6. vetgirl00us

    vetgirl00us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok here goes-[​IMG]
     
  7. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well they get their eggs from breeders so maybe a rogue rooster flew in the coop for a visit, that's why we have breeder quality and hatchery quality, i also wonder if it's a fluke or a throw back from years ago, just watch it and see if they fall off when it gets older, just compare the other body parts to the others when they mature
     
  8. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Could it be a bantam silver laced cochin? The hatchery may have simply mixed up a chick in the sebright bin.
     
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  9. vetgirl00us

    vetgirl00us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I don't mind. I didn't know that hatchery birds were substandard when I ordered them or I would've got eggs/ birds/ chicks from a show breeder. I don't want to show but I don't want to bring the breed down by breeding substandard birds. We had planned on keeping the best looking and using them for breeders but I don't know if I want Sebrights or not. I'm already into OEBG's, D'uccles and getting Seramas. Got some white faced black spanish bantams too with the Cackle group and two of them have white feathers on their wings when they are supposed to be coal black. Ugh.

    I researched the breed standard and don't see anywhere that had feather legged birds.
     
  10. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope not pure sebrite.They are clean leg bird's. One of the prettiest bird's I ever got that was feather footed was when my silver laced bred one of my white frizzle hen's.It may turn out to be a fair looking bird so don't give up on it yet.
     

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