A missing Spitzhauben mohawk?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by EweSheep, May 12, 2009.

  1. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Here is the pic of a pullet with very little tuff on her head.

    Is that normal??????? How did that happen?

    She is a beautiful thing! Friendly too!

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  2. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    If she was hatched that way, it's genetic. Of the 25 brabanters I'm raising this spring, one of them is scalped as well. It happens!
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    That is what the other Spitz breeders are saying...cull her if you want to use her for breeding. So I have her listed on Eggbid because I still want to breed them. At least out of so many I have hatched this year, only ONE PAIR came out good, or better than the rest.

    She is sure a sweet thing but my heart says cull her instead of keeping her if I am going to raise better Spitzhaubens and having to sort thru all the white eggs is not going to be a cup of tea!

    There will be a lucky owner to have her who would want a pet Spitz girl for laying only!
     
  4. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    If you like her, then "cull" her by throwing her into the laying flock. Everybody needs one of those! [​IMG]
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Sorry one coop and one pen LOL! If I was to raise strictly layers, then she would fit the bill!
     
  6. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two little Spitz chicks that are about a month old. One already has a very obvious mohawk and the other has none. I hope she/he is just slower to develop, but it's possible I may have one like yours. I will keep mine for a pet, though. I get attached to my chickens.

    Too bad you don't have an egg-layer pen you could put her in. We are keeping separate pens for our pure-bred Australorps that my husband plans to breed and our laying hens.

    She is still a pretty girl, even without the mohawk. Good luck with finding her a good home!
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Glad you have a girl you can put her with your flock.

    If I dont sell her on Eggbid, all is well and one day someone will ask about pullets for sale.

    Other than that, she would be a good white egg layer!
     
  8. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree.

    If she had just a small crest, I would breed her. She could help put some smaller crests on the next generations. Having no crest at all is not good.

    I cull all my Brabanters with no crests.
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Two things or then some, she got some positive notes on her end.

    She has a V comb
    Nice feather patterns, can not wait for the permanent featherings come in.
    large nose or "airholes"
    Sweet personality and disposition.
     
  10. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

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    Those are actually quite pretty birds. I really like the markings and colors.
     

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