Wyandotte with feathered feet?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by meandmypeeps, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. meandmypeeps

    meandmypeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all,

    I am a first time poster and first time chicken owner. After doing research for a year I started building my backyard flock a couple of months ago. I currently have 10 pullets. We have 3 brahma bantams one light, one dark and one buff, one black silkie, one bantam aracauna/white rock mix, 1 araucana, one mystery chick that was given to me as an exchange for a roo, 2 silver laced wyandottes and a golden laced wyandotte.
    I just got the wyandottes this weekend. Now for my question, my golden laced wyandotte has feathered feet. [​IMG] I was under the impression that wyandottes did not have feathered feet. Not that I mind as those feathery little feet are super cute! [​IMG] So, is it possible for wyandottes to have feathered feet? I will try to get some photos but as the wyandottes are new they are not very receptive to photo shoots as of yet. Any help is appreciated. Thanks a bunch!

    Brittany
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Nope, it is most likely a cross or possibly not a Wyandotte at all [​IMG]
     
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:Yep. Picked up a bit of smut from the old genetic soup, Id say.
     
  4. Ga Chicken Mom

    Ga Chicken Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome and congrats on your new chicks. My SLWs and GLWs pullets are 2 mos. old now, they came from Ideal via a farm and feed store. No feathers on their feet. Post some pics if you can, there are many experts here who can help with determining breed.
     
  5. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    Well Wyandottes were developed from Cochins which is why you occasionally see some with straight combs. Isn't it entirely possible that a Wyandotte could have feathered legs? I don't mean heavily feathered, just a few kind of like what shows up on Welsummers.

    If the comb isn't rose though it could be a Golden-laced Cochin.

    I guess the question is: Is it heavily feathered on the legs or just a few random stubs?
     
  6. TheKidAndDame

    TheKidAndDame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree on the GL cochin idea. Or at least a cochin mix.
     
  7. meandmypeeps

    meandmypeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Her feet are heavily feathered....I guess I have a cochin. Now I really picked the wyandottes for their laying ability and now I have to decide if I want to keep this golden laced mystery or return her....My husband has set the chicken limit to 10 so I either have to keep her or exchange her. To top it off my husband actually picked the golden laced wyandotte as the chicken as his chicken.....Thoughts?
     
  8. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    Is her comb straight or rose? If it isn't straight you may have a Cochin cross. If it is straight you probably have a Cochin but you could still have a cross. My Cochins layed well. And they would go broody and raise their chicks.
     
  9. meandmypeeps

    meandmypeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Her comb is indeed straight....
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sounds like a gold laced Cochin, a beautiful bird.
     

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