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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by churchx3, Jun 28, 2010.
Feathers on Welsummers legs...is this common?
I have Willies and there are no feathes on their legs.....
I had a Welsummer roo with a few feathers on his legs. According to the answer I got over in the Breeds, Genetics and Showings section, it does happen. Apparently feathered legs "lurk" in some Welsummer genetics. But it definitely isn't breed standard. My guy was from Estes Hatchery in Springfield if that helps.
Feathered shanks on Wellies is bad, bad, bad. They should never be used for breeding, as feathered shanks is a dominant trait. Some people do have issues with feather stubs in their wellies, but cull them.
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Feathered shanks and feather stubs are a big NO NO in the Welsummers. Do us breeders a favor, do not breed them.