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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sbas5561, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. sbas5561

    sbas5561 Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched a baby chick out of my olive egger hen & BLRW Roo to see what I would get . Both parents have clean legs but the baby has feathered legs !! Why would this be ? Here is a pic of the baby! The mama hen is a buff color [​IMG]
     
  2. micah O

    micah O Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it actually growing or just pressed against it?
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Must have some feathered legs somewhere in the history of the parents.
     
  4. sbas5561

    sbas5561 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I thought when it hatched but the feathers are growing !!!! It's about three days old in the pic.
     
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  5. sbas5561

    sbas5561 Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess maybe my hen then , my Roo is pure& show stock, don't know anything about her history though:( thanks
     
  6. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, Easter Eggers are various mixes so I guess somewhere in her lineage there was a feathered legged chicken.
     
  7. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    It's that crazy toss of the genes when you have mixes on one side...you just never know what might pop up.

    Makes life interesting.
    Lady of McCamley
     
  8. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    My guess would be your OE hen was created by using a Marans(feathered legs) Your hen didn't get the feathers but carries the gene. JMO.
     
  9. sbas5561

    sbas5561 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks:) that's probably the case !
     

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