Humpy legbar?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Pinkaboo, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought three female legbar chicks from a local breeder
    THey are 8 wks old
    They look like hens but one of them has a bustle( think victorian women)
    Its just feathers she doesn't have a fleshy hump
    Her head coloring is slightly different to

    Just wanted confirmation she's not a he!

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  2. Stiggy

    Stiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a girl . it could be a genetic issue or the chick could have been badly feather plucked and canabilised and lost its parsons nose which is what makes the feathers stick up. She will be more likely to have poppy butt problems so you may find that trimming the hanging feathers around the vent to be helpful in that regard
     
  3. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Until about four weeks she looked exactly like the others, I got her at two days old and she was fine no butt problems , not sure what poppy butt is!? I'll look it up
     
  4. Stiggy

    Stiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I meant poopy butt, but it was auto corrected. Oh right well that is strange, is she the only one to do it?
     
  5. Pinkaboo

    Pinkaboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes the others are normal no hump!
    Maybe she's just a one off, bless her
    I guess it could change as she gets older?
     
  6. Turk Raphael

    Turk Raphael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a cushion to me.
     
  7. Pinkaboo

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    I checked no cushion just feathers!
     
  8. Turk Raphael

    Turk Raphael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe a cushion IS just feathers.[​IMG]
     
  9. Pinkaboo

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    Oh sorry thought you were trying to be funny!
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  10. Pinkaboo

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    Its stopping her tail coming up like the others do
    Hope it doesn't cause problems for her
     

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