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are crooked toes passed on to the offspring?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by poultrycrazy, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the most beautiful olive egger rooster i have ever seen. They are Lavender ameraucana rooster crossed with BC marans hen. They have crooked toes. If i breed them to hens without crooked toes would the offspring have crooked toes? Either way i am keeping them to give them a good home. I dont want to breed them if the offspring will have crooked, if they will then i wont breed them because that seems cruel to me. Thanks for any help
     
  2. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    western NC
    Run a search on crooked toes - there were some great posts a week or so ago about it being more due to biotin deficiencies and possible incubator problems. I cannot remember what thread it was on, but the info is on here somewhere.
     

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