We have baby chicks! Feathered & non feathered legs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Gonzo, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    here's my question... I have two roosters... a blue cochin, and a New Hampshire Red. The NH is the leader of the pack! We have several different breeds in the run...
    Our blue cochin hen went broody and we now have eggs hatching! 2 so far, one has feathered legs, and the other has clean legs. Is it possible that my cochin roo has fathered some of these chicks?
    I wasn't sure and my daughter thought that if they had feathered legs that the father had to have feathered legs...
    Can anyone help me here?
     
  2. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    could be either roo. if your hen has feather legs and roo doesn't the feathered legs are dominant and will usually show.
     
  3. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    Chickie'sMoma :

    could be either roo. if your hen has feather legs and roo doesn't the feathered legs are dominant and will usually show.

    [​IMG] Thank You So Much For The Help! Much Appreciated!​
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by