Lt. Sussex growing leg feathers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bustermommy, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are pics of my Lt. Sussex at 5 weeks. He is getting feathers down his legs. He's supposed to be from Greenfire Farms lines, but WTH??

    The birds I was told are his parents definitely do not have feathered legs. Is this something that sometimes occurs with Sussex and was bred out? Is he really a cross?
     
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  2. punky rooster

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    Jul 21, 2010
    I have heard of this from their stock before. It should be culled or at least not be used for breeding. Can't tell you if he's a cross, I know green fire imported their Sussex so it might have been a different standard or cross occurred there? [​IMG]
     
  3. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesnt appear to be a cross. This kind of leg feathering is recessive and fairly common in some breeds. I have the same thing occur frequently in my EEs.
     
  4. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.
     

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