Welsummers don't have feathered legs right? Another question on pg 2

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bheila, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    I'm asking this because I just hatched out some chicks today from a BYCer who sold me some *purebred* eggs. Now I'm looking at my "Welsummer" chicks with feathered legs. From the pictures I looked at online I didn't see any feathered legs. Now what? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2008
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    No they don't have feathered legs.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They can develop feather stubs between the toes and on the sides of the legs; not heavily feathered, but still, it's in their ancestry, I understand, and quite common for Welsummers.
     
  4. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    some of my Birds have a feather here and there on their legs and then some have none.
     
  5. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    Okay, thanks for the clarification. From all of the pictures I looked at none of them had feathers, so I was somewhat confused. I guess you live and learn.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    A poultry judge told someone I know that it is quite common among Welsummers. Some of mine had a few stubs, but they are barely noticable. The judge just said to pluck them before showing the birds. Must have seen it alot, I guess.
     
  7. L&Schickens

    L&Schickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2008
    Washington State
    None of mine have any on their legs. I have 5 hens and a roo. [​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I hatched 12 of them. I think maybe 4 had feather stubs up the sides of the legs and between the toes, though they were almost imperceptible unless you looked closely.
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    If they got featherings on their legs, I would not be surprised if one of the parent would be a French Maran breed.

    All my Wellies dont have any feathers on their feet or legs. None said on the requirement under the Welsummer breed standard list.
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Maybe baby fuzz?[​IMG]
     

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