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John W Blehm

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Oddities
« on: April 14, 2015, 09:09:23 PM »
LF lavender with short leg with two toes.  The left leg appears normal.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2016, 09:38:07 AM by John W Blehm »

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Re: LF lavender with short leg with two toes
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2015, 10:49:45 PM »
Wow, John you sure do get some unusual chicks hatching at your place lol..

Whatever happened to the 4 legged chick?

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Re: LF lavender with short leg with two toes
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2015, 09:47:17 AM »
That was in 2012 and I don't remember, but he was able to get around fine so I probably included him with the "rejects" that I sell.  I had no use for him/her.

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Re: LF lavender with short leg with two toes
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2015, 07:31:26 PM »
That was in 2012  Whatever happened to the 4 legged chick?

That's the weirdest thing I've ever seen.

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Re: LF lavender with short leg with two toes
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2015, 08:19:29 PM »
Well if you thing that is weird...back in 2011 one of my gals laid the weirdest egg I'd ever seen.  Ripley's was originally interested in it, but then didn't follow up. 
It did have a beautiful blue color.

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Re: LF lavender with short leg with two toes
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2015, 12:19:15 PM »
Goodness, John!  :o Is this a Michigan (PBB) thing? Kind of interesting, though ...

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Re: LF lavender with short leg with two toes
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2015, 12:48:25 PM »
Ever since that nuclear reactor next to John's place exploded . . . .  ;D
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Re: Oddities
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2016, 09:43:27 AM »
As with some other varieties, there have been problems with a few feathers or stubs showing up on LF lavenders.  Fewer occur each year and all are culled as day-old chicks as each is inspected.  Even so this one hatched this week and rather than stubs it appeared feather legged.

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Re: Oddities
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2016, 11:37:15 AM »
John, can you think of anything in the development of these birds that had feathered legs?    I have seen it on other chicks of several breeds, so always assumed it was a minor mutation. 
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Re: Oddities
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2016, 12:51:30 PM »
No feather legged ancestors since they walked off the ark.
"Minor mutation" came to my mind also.

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Re: Oddities
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2017, 02:06:26 PM »
I sold 80 "reject" chicks yesterday locally and as I was moving them from the brooder to a box I noticed one with a small crest.  It is a LF and from an outcross involving two varieties of Ameraucanas. 
As Dicky Lee sang... "Strange things happen in this world".

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Re: Oddities
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2017, 02:15:54 PM »
  I've noticed most of these aberrations occur here when eggs are saved for hatching during cold weather.    This year I have had a number of chicks from my bantam Dark Brahma pair where the outer two toes are fused together.   The adult pair have perfectly normal toes, but they are related.   I guess these chicks wanted to be ducks!  Click on the photos to enlarge them. 

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Re: Oddities
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2017, 11:15:58 AM »
I am truly rolling on the floor over here  ;D between mo Hawks and fusion I am cracking up. I also liked reminiscing over the past oddities as well
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Re: Oddities
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2017, 03:06:57 PM »
  I've noticed most of these aberrations occur...
... at John's house. I believe I'll bring bottled water to Fowl Fest!  ;D
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Re: Oddities
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2017, 12:28:08 PM »
I have never seen or heard of this before. This chick hatched with no eyes!  :o :o :o