Feather shanks on toes and hocks ?Welsummer

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by okiehen, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oklahoma
    What would cause feather shanks to be on what is to be a cleaned leg breed? Not lots of them but a few on the hocks or elbows, and between toes.
    And are there some breeds that this is okay?
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2008
  2. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oklahoma
    Anyone can you help on this?
     
  3. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    No idea but it might help to say what kind of breed you are talking about, it could be a recessive gene and is coming out in your stock. I have a cuckoo marans roo (breeders stock, not from a hatchery) who is developing white ears after maturing. It is a fault so I will not use him for breeding. I was told thats what it was.
     
  4. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oklahoma
    Thank you. Welsummers
     
  5. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    I am bumping this tread and just wanted to mention I would put the breed in the title and leave the rest there also and see who answers.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have it on good authority that it is fairly common due to their Cochin ancestry. To show, you'd pluck the feather stubs. One of my Welsummer ladies has them, not sure about the other, but several of the young Welsummers I had did have feathers stubs on the legs and between the toes.
     
  7. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oklahoma
    Okay thank you. I had thought that I was going to have to start over. If I pluck the feather stubs, will they come back?
    My eggs came from a breeder and her stock came from a breeder not a hatchery.
     
  8. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    My Wellie roo has them. He is a hatchery bird. Beautiful to us and not nearly show quality but we are about the egg color more than the APA standard.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My eggs came from a breeder and her stock came from a breeder not a hatchery.

    Mine, too. I'm very pleased with mine. The stubs will probably come back because the follicle will still be there, but you'll have to pluck again to show.​
     

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