Japanese legs??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JoJo 95, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you ever experienced jap chicks with a small amount of down on their shanks?
    What causes this and is it permanent?
     
  2. Loddie Da

    Loddie Da Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feathered legs birds (even just down feathers) will always be feathered leged & it means some where at some time someone cross bred them to another breed, most likely a Cochin.

    I know a few people that do cross Cochin x Japs to get a stockier body, the silver white gene & fuller breast feathers.
    & also to shorten the legs of their bantam Cochin.
     
  3. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    these were breeding stock and they are supposed to be guaranteed pure. o well I'll just keep the 3 as pets and use the other 6 to breed
     

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