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post #11 of 18
Aw, poor little guy. I don't know if that is genetic or not. When I used to hatch eggs in the incubator there would be some hatched out with no problems and some would crack the egg just a bit and stop, and then some that wouldn't hatch at all. Most times when I would help the ones who just barely pipped, out of their shell,they would have leg issues.It was hard not to help them because they were obviously alive. Sometimes the leg got stronger, sometimes not. Could be what happened here. But I was hatching bantams back then so, like I said I'm new to Orpingtons.These guys are pretty, I'm glad they got a good home smile.png
post #12 of 18
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Better photo of chick #2
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Originally Posted by Tweety70 View Post

Aw, poor little guy. I don't know if that is genetic or not. When I used to hatch eggs in the incubator there would be some hatched out with no problems and some would crack the egg just a bit and stop, and then some that wouldn't hatch at all. Most times when I would help the ones who just barely pipped, out of their shell,they would have leg issues.It was hard not to help them because they were obviously alive. Sometimes the leg got stronger, sometimes not. Could be what happened here. But I was hatching bantams back then so, like I said I'm new to Orpingtons.These guys are pretty, I'm glad they got a good home smile.png


Thanks :)

They are feathering out a little slow and seemed under nourished when I got them home. Another chicken keeping lesson, I suppose.

I do think #3, the one with the bad leg, is a roo. I have been calling him Igor. Thought about culling him but since we are not breeding for chicks and he gets along okay just leave him be.

post #14 of 18
Igor that's cute lol I think your right them (male/female) they are pretty!
post #15 of 18
The chick with the bad leg appears to have a slipped tendon...I've had this in guineas..I've never noticed it to be genetic however most times it's a deformity of the groove the tendon sits in, sometimes can be injury related as well...if it was injury related it could be repaired by placing it back in place and wrapping it there about a week or 2 but if it's not I'm afraid it will eventually almost twist totally around as the bird grows making him walk on the hock which will be painful.
I have 1 fat cat, and raise true black/blue, silver, white and wheaten Ameraucanas, runmpless araucana, Olive eggers, speckled sussex, wheaten and copper marans, lavender orpingtons, 1 pet delaware hen, white crested and buff laced polish, 1 pet barred rock hen,1 ring neck cock pheasant, 6 ring neck hens, 4 guinea fowl, a smorgasbord of turkeys, 2 kids, and 1 husband.
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I have 1 fat cat, and raise true black/blue, silver, white and wheaten Ameraucanas, runmpless araucana, Olive eggers, speckled sussex, wheaten and copper marans, lavender orpingtons, 1 pet delaware hen, white crested and buff laced polish, 1 pet barred rock hen,1 ring neck cock pheasant, 6 ring neck hens, 4 guinea fowl, a smorgasbord of turkeys, 2 kids, and 1 husband.
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post #16 of 18
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Slipped tendon is what I came up with too. His sister, who was very very sweet, ended up with it eventually also. Culled both.

 

The "breeder" called me a con artist when I let her know. Sad on both accounts.

post #17 of 18
My guess would be
Picture 1- pullet
Picture 2- pullet
Picture 3- cockerel
post #18 of 18

Sorry you had to cull, though most times it is for the best as it does become extremely painful for the bird. As for the breeder, it was wrong on their part to call you a con artist. It unfortunately is something that happens and if it can be linked to a genetic issue it should be resolved by eliminating it as much as possible. It's simply bad business to sell birds with any type of defect, unless of course it's unknown at the time and in that case the breeder should be thankful it was brought to their attention, not insult the buyer for identifying it.


Edited by Firekin1 - 2/15/16 at 6:55am
I have 1 fat cat, and raise true black/blue, silver, white and wheaten Ameraucanas, runmpless araucana, Olive eggers, speckled sussex, wheaten and copper marans, lavender orpingtons, 1 pet delaware hen, white crested and buff laced polish, 1 pet barred rock hen,1 ring neck cock pheasant, 6 ring neck hens, 4 guinea fowl, a smorgasbord of turkeys, 2 kids, and 1 husband.
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I have 1 fat cat, and raise true black/blue, silver, white and wheaten Ameraucanas, runmpless araucana, Olive eggers, speckled sussex, wheaten and copper marans, lavender orpingtons, 1 pet delaware hen, white crested and buff laced polish, 1 pet barred rock hen,1 ring neck cock pheasant, 6 ring neck hens, 4 guinea fowl, a smorgasbord of turkeys, 2 kids, and 1 husband.
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