Feathers on lower legs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Wifezilla, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I just noticed my young drake has feathers on his legs. They are short and not bothering anything, but how likely is he to pass this on to his offspring? Is it a dominant trait?
     
  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    I like to know that too. I have a girl with feathers on her legs. Really cute I think.
     
  3. MrChicken207

    MrChicken207 Chirping

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    You two should get those ducks together and breed for that trait. Eventually you might have a niche in the market, kinda like crested ducks.
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    As messy as ducks are, I think feathers on the feet are a really stupid trait to breed for intentionally! [​IMG]
     
  5. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Oh, those feathers are so tiny and cute. I have to take a picture of it. BTW, I named her Heather. [​IMG]
     
  6. secretquail

    secretquail Songster

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    My neice had hair on her ears and face when she was born. (we quietly called her a warewolf) but it fell out as she grew (and now she is a beautiful girl with hair in all the right places).

    Are your ducks young? Do you think the feathers will fall out?
     

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