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What is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by varidgerunner, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. varidgerunner

    varidgerunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I found this while web surfing. Now a must have for my flock! Definitely an Oriental fowl of some sort. Could be a result of feeding GMO corn! (just kidding)
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    What is that? The worst case of scaly leg mite infestation ever? Combined with bumblefoot once the infection has moved up into the legbones? Poor thing must be suffering. :/
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Or a case of photo shop...it looks edited.
    Lady of McCamley
     
  4. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe... But it doesn't look edited to me, and I've seen chickens get legs that swollen before, but not both legs in equal measure. Where'd you get the photo, varidgerunner?
     
  5. ShayBaby

    ShayBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Google-fu did not fail me. Apparently, these are Ga Dong Tao and are actually bred this way for thick legs..not shopped. Poor things..
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  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Yup its a real Ga Dong Tao chicken.
     
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Yikes! Chickens with their own hip waders. What in tarnation for? I can't imagine any type of advantage to have to be forced to clomp around on a pair of legs like that.
     
  8. varidgerunner

    varidgerunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you like pickled chicken feet, this would be the breed to have.
     
  9. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor birds, can they even walk?
     
  10. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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