breeding crested birds

Megs

Songster
10 Years
Aug 19, 2009
587
18
131
Hi, I have just hatched my first few polish from a pair of juveniles i purchased last fall and grew out, of the 13 i have hatched over the last 2 weeks 1 is a bit wonky, turning its head sideways/upside down etc, i was wondering (as i am having trouble finding much on the topic) if their are neurological problems that can occur due to the crested vaults? I have hatched out hundreds of chicks of other breeds so far this year and have not had any problems, so think it must be due to the vaulted skull? i think i recall reading something about this in regards to crested silkies.

any info appreciated!
 

taraann81

Songster
10 Years
Apr 9, 2009
1,490
6
171
Ontario
I asked almost this exact same question a year ago when I hatched my first silkies and noticed this weird head twitch/shake turning in a few of them. Apparently others had noticed it but I was unable to locate a definitive cause. They grew fine and have had no related problems though they seem to have retained this odd behaviour. Some had stated it may be related to feathers obstructing their view...but this began with mine before they even had feathers to obstruct their view.

Who knows.
 

Megs

Songster
10 Years
Aug 19, 2009
587
18
131
thank you for the reply, i will search that! this is my first go at breeding cresteds
 

bacres

Songster
9 Years
Mar 13, 2010
1,114
9
151
East Pennsylvania
Mine has a cocked head and his poof is growing out on the oppposite side he looks so I figured he was just trying to see better.
 
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