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Can you identify this crooked beak?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mochicken, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Can you tell me what it is? It has a pretty severe crooked beak and is smaller than the others the same age but it is doing well. I have always assumed it was a pullet but not sure what breed it is even?

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  2. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am no expert, but it looks a little Orloffish
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    EE roo and good luck with the beak, deep food and water dishes help alot and you might have to trim the beak some.
     
  4. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    I have a little cochinX rooster with a beak that is just as crooked and he does fine....I feed him out of a deep dish and he follows me around in the morning until I feed him [​IMG]

    I agree that he looks like some sort of EE
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's an EE and a rooster.
     
  6. hmmcc123

    hmmcc123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    And just so you are aware, you should not breed him. The crossbeak can be passed down.
     
  8. Kezzie

    Kezzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The cross beak CAN be passed down if the underlying cause is genetic. Many cross beaks occur during development in the egg. The problem is that you don't know for sure what the cause is and that's why they should be excluded from the breeding pool. When I first started here on BYC, I had many experienced chicken keepers tell me to cull my two cross beaks. I'm glad I didn't listen. They both do just fine as long as the food dish is deep enough. They're 2 1/2 years old and one of them is hatching out chicks this morning (not hers). She's the best chick momma in the world! [​IMG]

    Oh, and you have a beautiful EE roo!
     
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  9. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I was afraid you would say roo lol, that means my 20 week old chickens are 3 hens and 3 roos, I dont know what all my chicks are, I have 14 of them in different age groups ( 6 weeks, and 4 weeks ) hopefully they even the odds out with more hens than roos lol
     

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