Feathered legs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by animal boy, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. animal boy

    animal boy Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 9, 2012
    I have a buff brahma rooster and a broody hen that will (hopefully) hatch out some eggs. My hens are a black cochin, Rhode Island Red, white rock, and a golden lakenvelder. My question is will the chicks whose mothers don't have feathers on their legs is there a chance their chicks won't have feathered legs or since the rooster has feathered legs will all the chicks have feathered legs as well? Just wondering.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013
  2. Jeanette56

    Jeanette56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2012
    Southwest Texas
    I don't remember if feathered legs are a dominant gene but as far as I can remember any feather-legged crosses that I've had hatch out all had feathers on their legs to some degree. Hope that's what you want!

  3. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    All the chicks will have feathered legs, to one degree or another.
  4. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 24, 2012
    Sacramento, CA
    Yep. I hatched a cochin x OEGB chick, and it had feathered legs, but very little.

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