so they are obviously not pure Australorps as they have clean black legs as do the other 7 pullets I purchased. I had driven a long way to view and pick up the birds so when found out about the 'feathered' legs on a few of them I went on and got them anyway as they looked robust and healthy. Can anyone check out the photos I've posted of the Roo and offer some ideas of what breed he may be mixed with? Are feathered legs a 'dominant' trait or will I be able to use him for breeding which I had planned and only select clean legged offspring to keep breeding to get a more 'true' Australorp? Thanks.