at what age can you determine split wing? **PICS post #4**

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by The Lisser, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. The Lisser

    The Lisser Songster

    Specifically, in silkies. I have a 2 month old chick that I suspect has split wing, but of course she is still feathering in.

    Thanks for any help!

    Melissa

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    Last edited: Oct 26, 2010

  2. snowbird

    snowbird Crowing

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    Quote:At two months old you should be able to see the split wing real well. I look for the split soon as the wing is about half feathered out.
     
  3. The Lisser

    The Lisser Songster

    Quote:At two months old you should be able to see the split wing real well. I look for the split soon as the wing is about half feathered out.

    Thank you.
     
  4. The Lisser

    The Lisser Songster

    Here are some pics of the chick in question:

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    Is this split wing?

    Thanks!
     
  5. snowbird

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    Quote:Yes, looks to be split or slip wing. you could wait another couple of weeks to be sure. If you are having a problem with this you will need to ad some new blood. The fault will still be there but the new blood will cover the fault up.
     
  6. I bought a bird when she was two and a half month old-looking perfect. About a month and a half later, her wing feathers molted out and she seemed to grow them back split-wing style. [​IMG] She's 5 months old now. It was very unexpected.

    That said, it looks like a split but I'd wait at least another month to see what happens. I've had some birds get into a funky stage were it looks like a split but is only the result of weird molting. If split-wing is the case, I wouldn't breed her.
     

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