5 month old ee pullet has tail that leans to one side

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aceriderbetty, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. aceriderbetty

    aceriderbetty Out Of The Brooder

    89
    1
    39
    Apr 4, 2009
    Mississippi
    I have a 5 month old ee whose tail feathers are starting to lean to the right side as you look from behind like in the pic below. All the other pullets in her group have perfectly straight tails. Is this normal?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,496
    25
    223
    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    Sounds like wry (not sure if I spell that right [​IMG] )tail.
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2010
  3. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    Looks like wry tail. It's nothing to be worried about. [​IMG]
    Only thing is, I've read threads that say not to breed them because she would pass the genes down. Wry tail is a double recessive trait so it will pass down.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by