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Seramas abd Vitamin Deficiency and Wry TAil

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I am purchasing my first breeding pair and seller emailed me to let me know they have been showing signs of their tail leaning in the last couple days. It has never been off until now and they are about 3 months old. Could this be a vitamin deficiency or is it def. wry tail? The seller says its a Vit Def and she sees it happen in seramas often. And that adding vitamins to their diet will correct it. So I am wondering if this is true or if I should be passing on this pair? She also this batch of chicks hatched are from 5 different hens so she couldnt imagine it being a genetic issue. Hope you can help!

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What vitamin deficiency does the breeder say it is?

From my very limited understanding, wry tail is genetic. If you haven't done so, you may want to research the subject further.

With a quick search on google and here on BYC I found quite a few articles on the matter, here  are just a few:

http://www.malaysianseramabantams.com/selectingyourstock.htm

http://www.ruleworks.co.uk/poultry/physical-defects.asp

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/92015/wry-tail

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She did not specifically say. They are indoors and have not been outside. I have read a lot on wry tail. And I cant seem to find anything that supports her theory on it being a vitamin deficiency which is why I am asking here in hopes of other serama breeders chiming in on their thoughts.

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Originally Posted by seramamama34 View Post
 

She did not specifically say. They are indoors and have not been outside. I have read a lot on wry tail. And I cant seem to find anything that supports her theory on it being a vitamin deficiency which is why I am asking here in hopes of other serama breeders chiming in on their thoughts.

If the seller is telling you it is a vitamin deficiency and cannot give you a clear indication of which vitamin, I would question that.

To be honest I have found nothing to indicate that wry tail is a deficiency. Everything I have ever read indicates it is genetic.

If these are for breeding, I would think that this condition would  be passed along in the future. One thread I linked you to earlier explains that in a bit more detail (especially post #9)  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/92015/wry-tail 

I'm sure it is a hard decision to make. Good luck.

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