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feathered feet

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Grindlefamily, May 21, 2008.

  1. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Songster

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    My daughter wants to have a feather footed chicken - what breeds have feathered feet?

    Thanks!

    Louella
     
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    Cochins, silkies, d'uccles...

    I know there are more so hopefully somebody else will chime in! [​IMG]
     
  3. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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    You need heavy breeds. Light brahmas, ours are super sweet![​IMG]
     
  4. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

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    Ohhh she would absolutely adore a silkie! They are cute and cuddly and so soft!
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Brahmas, Salmon Faverolles.
     
  6. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Songster

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    Okay - considering getting some eggs to hatch that will end up with chicks w/ feathered feet - thinking I might go for bantams (so hubby won't worry about fitting in just 1 more chicken [​IMG] )

    Any good suggestions?

    Can't spend much.

    Louella
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Brahmas also come in bantam size. My light brahmas, though standards, are the sweetest things. Followed closely by my buffs.
     
  8. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Songster

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    Bantam Salmon Faverolles are adorable. Hard to come by, but they are out there....
     
  9. Mr. Ree

    Mr. Ree Songster

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    For a first timer I would suggest Silkies or Cochins. They are the tamest and most docile an dlaid back of any feather footed bantam breed, the most of any breed really. You will get very pretty birds in both breeds and you wont be dissappointed in them I am sure. And you can also get Frizzles in both breeds. Frizzled birds are very cool and are very pretty! That would be my suggestion for a first timer.


    ~Casey
     
  10. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    Cochins or Silkies are both very sweet and both go broody and they come in bantam. You have color varieties in both and they make super pets as well as Cochins laying well. Silkies, however, tend to like to be broody without laying so well. But results do vary.[​IMG]
     

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