My featherless chickens-naked chick fight :-)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by danischi24, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    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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  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    [​IMG] 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.
     
  3. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    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.
     
  4. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    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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  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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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.
     
  6. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    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.
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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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 [​IMG] Do you need to keep them in a special brooder/coop with added heat? I can imagine they must have difficulty keeping warm...
     
  8. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    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.
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Well, birds evolved from lizards... I do believe you found the missing link [​IMG]
     
  10. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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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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