has anyone ever experenced this? clean legged cochin

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Roosterfry, May 16, 2011.

  1. Roosterfry

    Roosterfry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I bought some hatching eggs from a guy that raises standard buff cochins, I hatched out 8 and they are about 10 weeks old now, and at about 4 weeks old I noticed 2 of them have perfectly clean leggs! I'm 99 percent sure all had feathered leggs when I transferred them from the incubator to the brooder does anyone have an imput on this!?
     
  2. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

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    Feather pecking maybe? Though it's curious that they would only go for the legs.
     
  3. mothernaturesdaughter

    mothernaturesdaughter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious about your clean legged cochins. Do they look like your other feather footed cochins?
     
  4. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow! the reason I do not get Cochins is the feathery legs in this clay. I would love a clean legged fuzzy butt. Yes, I too wonder if they look the same as the other cochins.
     
  5. Lolalilu

    Lolalilu Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe I read somewhere that it can happen in cochins because of a recessive gene.

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  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    So, you're saying it did have feathered legs now doesn't? You sure there wasn't just some pecking/eating of feathers going on? Are they seriously clean, no scares or pinholes or anything?

    Do they look physically, shape and fluffiness and all, like the rest of the Cochins?
     

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