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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tiki244, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I have a chance to buy some wonderful chickens from some excellent bloodlines. They only have minor faults. However, there is one that I am concerned about. It has a crooked tail. would it mean it has a wry tail.? Well I am wanting to buy these birds, but I am wondering if any of you with more experience would know how easy or hard it would be to breed this charecteristic out. Thanks
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  2. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    Wry tail is heredetary, I would skip that bird.
     
  3. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MY experiences are that a major fault is VERY hard to breed out. Even when you have corrected it, it will suddenly show up on the one bird that has every other trait you like.....murphy's law.

    Plus for me that one major flaw sticks out like big 'ol sore. Hate the tails on partridge wyandotte bantams....way too much like cochin butts. bantams don't have near the "form" of standards in the partridge color.
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    t,,,,,,good point
     
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  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Birch Run Farm that avatar is scary
     
  6. goobhen

    goobhen Chicks Rule

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    I need your opinion please... I have ordered Dominiques from a hatchery. On some of the breeds the catalog states that their birds are not show quality. I have no plans on showing my chickens. I ordered them because my mother had them when she was a young child (she is in her 80's now). If I want to improve on my birds, where would I get better specimans? Thanks for any input you can give me! Theresa
     
  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    From a breeder.

    You can do a search in here or on Google for Dominique breeders in Indiana and hopefully get some good information from it.
     
  8. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    From my experiences you are better off to fork out the bucks for a nice bird or you will driving yourself crazy trying to get rid of faults. and never buy a breeder with a major fault like a wry tail.
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    OK thanks everybody.....I am not even sure if it has a wry tail. It is just crooked, and I havent seen it so that could mean a lot of things, not neccassarily wry. .


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  10. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    wow I really messed up the spelling on that one! Geeeeeesh!
     

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