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Whats up with Indian River pullet w/ feathered legs?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Gerry2011, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Gerry2011

    Gerry2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have a 6+ weeks old Indian River (Delaware x New Hampspire) pullet whose legs are getting feathers. A "Silkie" in the wood pile? [​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hmm, that's interesting, since neither of the breed involved is feather-legged. Could you post a picture of the legs?


    Gosh, I wish they wouldn't have called this hybrid an "Indian River" since that is the original name of the Delaware breed.
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I smell a hatchery stinker somewhere in this story................. Oh but of course we all know the hatchery would never ever do such a thing, being as they are such fine upstanding business models, with the upmost respect to be truthful to their customers [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Gerry2011

    Gerry2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will get close ups tomorrow. She's the only one of 6 that has the feathery legs. Curious to see how she grows out. Is this mix referred to as a white sex link? Almost too bad the Delawares aren't still known as Indian .
     
  6. Gerry2011

    Gerry2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure meant to get these posted long before this, but the camera had different ideas [​IMG] She is now 7 weeks old.


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  7. LooperChickens

    LooperChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have Indian Rivers and none of mine have leg feathers it might be a deformity and just may have some feathers on the legs [​IMG]
     
  8. LooperChickens

    LooperChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it just that one leg or both?
     

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