My featherless chickens-naked chick fight :-)

danischi24

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Here's a video of my crazy new additions. They love to play fight. They are featherless leghorn bantams, crossed with silkies for the skin color. Worth a watch :)
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Info on gimpy in the 3rd post.
 
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Can you imagine if they were the size of an ostrich?

What happened to the little fella in the bird cage? I noticed he had a leg problem.
 

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There wouldn't be many people alive if they were that size!
The little guy on the left came to me with a badly healed broken leg & I'm discussing amputation & prosthesis with my vet this week. Otherwise, I'll have to put him down because its bothering him but I thought I'd give him a chance first.
 

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Wow, I thought more people would have something to say about featherless chickens! Here are some photos of the two brats:







 

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Are they common in your part of the world? I've seen naked chickens before but they were in a research facility. I've never seen a dark one before.
 

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No, there aren't any here outside research facilities. They consult with me though & said I could have some babies this time as I had a hen of theirs a few years back. The black skinned ones are from silkie out crosses to target the Asian market.
 

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I love chickens and I like Leghorns, but I think I'll draw the line here! Gosh, they are freaky looking
Do you need to keep them in a special brooder/coop with added heat? I can imagine they must have difficulty keeping warm...
 

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Yes, that's why the video is red. I keep them under a red heat lamp. I like reptiles & love chickens so I don't mind their looks at all.
 

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Call me crazy, but I think they're cute! Course, I've always had a thing for the stranger breeds :p
 
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