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Feathers on legs/feet

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by orchard17, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. orchard17

    orchard17 Out Of The Brooder

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    Currently have 6 chicks that were hatched out at my daughter's pre-school. They are about 12 days old. Just realized that 2 of them have feathered legs/feet. They look identical to the other 4 except for this. I'm pretty sure they are barred rock. What's with the feathering?
     
  2. cheraboo

    cheraboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are feather legged chickens .... I just love 'em! How many toes to they have?
     
  3. RasMama

    RasMama Out Of The Brooder

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    I think it means they're cochins. I could easily be wrong though [​IMG]
     
  4. orchard17

    orchard17 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll check again when I get home, but im almost positive they have 4 like the others.
     
  5. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
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    I have 5 different breeds, all featherlegged. My wife freaks out over chicken legs and feet so this was my solution. Now she loves them and wants to pick out our next order. At first she didn't even want me to get chickens. Now she loves to go sit with them in the evenings and they climb all over her. Good Luck and welcome to BYC
     
  6. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    One of my Buff Orpingtons is a feather footed Bantam! I wish I had gotten more than just the one! I love her!
     
  7. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Quote:There are many other breeds of chickens with feathered feet besides cochins.

    Salmon Favorelles
    Silkies
    Cochins
    D'Uccles
    D'Anvers
    Langshan
    Some Cuckoo Marans
    And MANNYYY more!

    They could very well be cochins though, but it is not limited to that.
     
  8. orchard17

    orchard17 Out Of The Brooder

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    they are dark grey with a white spot on their heads. they look a lot like my older barred rocks did so I just assumed they were BR too. are there other breeds that look like this as chicks? and are they definitely bantam or can standards have feathered feet also? thanks for the help.
     
  9. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
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    sounds a little like my lt. brahmas did when they were little. Yes all mine are standards with feathered feet. My Salmon Favorelles also have an extra toe.
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2009

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