I'm curious if the feathered leg gene is deteremined by the roo or hen, and if so which one? Here's a quick run-down of why I'm curious about it.... Last spring, I let a Buff Orpington Roo join my laying flock that includes several different breeds. Several hens have been/are broody. I have 3 chicks hatched so far, and I'm trying to figure out which mix they may be. These are the hen possibilities: Red or Buff Cochin, Dark or Buff Brahma, or Barred Rock. There is an ever-so-slight chance it could be a pure Orpington, but I don't think any of the one young Orp hen's eggs where in the broody hen's clutch. I have two blonde chicks (one with a very slight red tint on the back of the neck) with feathered legs, so I'm thinking they are a red & buff Cochin mix. The 3rd one is dark (grayish black) with a slightly dark beak tip and ever so slight leg washing with no feathers--I'm thinking this is an Orp/Barred Rock mix? Thanks for you input!!