Feathers on Buff Orpingtons Legs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ILoveJoe, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Songster

    Jun 28, 2008
    Northern Kentucky
    I noticed today that Blondie has little pokey feathers on the outside of her legs. Is that normal for Buff Orpingtons?



  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    let me just say that mine do not have feathers on their legs...not the full buff orps. I have some mixed with cochins and they do have lots of feathers on their feet and legs.
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2008
  3. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    that isn't normal for any breed that isn't featherfooted
    you aren't going to show him are you? because that is a disqualification.
  4. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    Are you sure it's pure buff orp?

    There's something wrong here.
  5. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    I've never heard of a BO with feathers on its feet, but I think it would make for a really cute chicken!
  6. plymouthrockFarm123

    plymouthrockFarm123 Songster

    Jul 1, 2008
    is it a hen cuz if it is she forgot to shave her legs that morning lol
  7. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    lol plymouth this is serious
  8. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Songster

    Jun 28, 2008
    Northern Kentucky
    Well I am NOT sure it a pure BO. I bought all my chicks ( a mix) from Mt Healthy Hatchery up in Cinci Oh. I had assumed they were pure BO. But then one of the Light Brahmas may or may not be a White Cochin....see this post.


    Heck I am not even sure it IS a girl. Could be an old hairy legged boy.[​IMG] It does like to get up in my lap and cuddle. Very sweet bird.

    No I had not wanted to show birds. So I am ok there.
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  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    If I see those saddle feathers are pointed in the first pic, I am certain it is a roo.

    Its a no no if they got featherings on Buff Orps!
  10. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    It can happen rarely..its the Cochen coming out of the bird...Wouldn't recommend breeding it. Great bird for the backyard.. EweSheep I agree... roo/cockerel from what i can see..saddle feathers and tiny spurs....

    Birds used in the making of the buff orpington::

    Gold Spangled Hamburgh Buff Cochin

    Dark Dorking
    Buff Cochin

    =Buff Orpington

    Last edited: Aug 19, 2008

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