Wyandotte with feathered feet?

AmyBella

Songster
10 Years
May 26, 2009
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Western MA
I was told that these three chicks are silver-laced Wyandottes but they are growing feathers on their shanks and toes! Has anyone heard of this or are they more likely to be Cochins or a cross-breed? The birdies are about four weeks onld in the pictures. The feathers have gotten much longer and fuller in the last few days!

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Thanks!
 

pipermark

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I would guess mutts or hatchery birds that were crossed with Cochins (body style), for genetic diversity, and some of the cochin is showing up on these chicks.
 
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AmyBella

Songster
10 Years
May 26, 2009
626
7
169
Western MA
Interesting... Two of the chicks (I think these two are roosters) have a wide reddish-pink comb area. There are no ridges or anything yet but kind of a knobby appearance. The other one is "prettier" with a narrow head and pale peachy comb area. I'll try to take some better pictures tonight.
 

AmyBella

Songster
10 Years
May 26, 2009
626
7
169
Western MA
Wheezy's feet
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Wheezy's comb (boy?)
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Pretty Girl's comb (girl?)
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Pretty Girl
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Big Boy (He is my troublemaker and I had him pegged for a boy from the get go! He has a very wide red comb)
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I'll come up with better names for them eventually!
 

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