Wyandotte with feathered feet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AmyBella, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. AmyBella

    AmyBella Songster

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    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!
     
  2. pipermark

    pipermark Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    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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  3. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

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    What kind of comb do they have? My bet, with the way the feathers are on the outside of the shank, they are probably light brahmas.
     
  4. AmyBella

    AmyBella Songster

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    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.
     
  5. AmyBella

    AmyBella Songster

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    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!
     
  6. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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    Last pic looks alot like the light brahama I just go. Down to the black necklace!!!
     
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

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    I agree, light brahmas.
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Id say they were a Wyandotte/ Brama cross..
    (bramas dont have rose combs)

    Chris
     
  9. pipermark

    pipermark Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    I take back the Cochin and agree with Chris.
     
  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

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    Quote:Brahmas have pea combs, which can look similar to rose combs when the birds are young.
     

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