My Cochin just hatched what seems to be a healthy chick with stripes across its toes (the short way). Both possible dads are Frizzle Cochin's bantim's. I would send pictures---but toe's? Is this some freak of nature? Secret prize breed?
Sorry folks----I went to take pictures of the witch tight/stripe toe baby, and whatever was causing the stripes at hatch is gone. We now have normal black/yellow feather footed Cochin. We both saw the stripes, and did not want to mess with the bird just hours old too much. Whatever it was is gone. Maybe bird poop---or----newhatch feathers?----