Why would a chick start growing leg feathers NOW instead of hatching with them??????? Well, I bought a Mahogany Faverolle chick at a swap.... noticed afterwards that she had clean legs... oh, and I think maybe she is sport colored... I dunno LOL Anyhow...... I noticed today that she has little feathers sprouting on her legs! Few and far in between, but growing there none the less Is this common? I was under the impression that feather legged chickens hatch that way right from the get-go. Does it vary by breed? Is this a sign that she has other breeds in her bloodlines? What do you guys think? Here she is...... you can't see the feathers I don't think.... this is from a few days ago and I JUST noticed the feathers today.