No feathered feet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bigcats, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. bigcats

    bigcats Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I'm brand new to chickens and got my first two yesterday. One is a White Silkie, and she's the one I have a question about.

    I've seen pictures of Silkies having the feathered feet, but my Ida doesn't - just bare black feet, like my Sexlink's bare yellow feet.

    Do some Silkies have naked feet? Is she a cross? Is it just because she's young (6 months) and they'll grow in later?

    It doesn't really matter to me one way or another but I am kinda curious.
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some backyard/ hatchery bred silkies have more faults than show quality ones..... These includes sparse feather on their legs, single comb, hard feather, green legs, etc...
     
  3. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

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    She could be a mix but some pet quality silkies either have little or no foot feathering.
     
  4. bigcats

    bigcats Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 22, 2009
    Ok, thanks [​IMG]

    Like I said, I love her anyway.
     
  5. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    She could be a cross, or just pet quality... does she have 5 toes on each foot?
     
  6. bigcats

    bigcats Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, 5 toes. Now I see she has some feathering on her her legs, just not her feet.
     

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