Cost of Lavenders

Feath3rDust3r

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Mar 16, 2019
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The chicks from tractor supply and other feed stores are not usually good quality. I've bought some before and they all had the feather shredding gene...so when they were grown they looked like they had a silkie tail. Their body shape was too lean also. The ones on Craigslist probably had been bred to a better standard so therefore would be better quality. As in most cases you get what you pay for
 

TheMother

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May 17, 2020
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The chicks from tractor supply and other feed stores are not usually good quality. I've bought some before and they all had the feather shredding gene...so when they were grown they looked like they had a silkie tail. Their body shape was too lean also. The ones on Craigslist probably had been bred to a better standard so therefore would be better quality. As in most cases you get what you pay for

What's the feather shredding gene?
Does it have anything to do with losing feathers? Cause these Lavenders I got for 5 bucks on Craigslist are losing their feathers like crazy.
 

Feath3rDust3r

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Mar 16, 2019
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Altoona, IA
That sounds more like moulting. The feather shredding gene is reduced by breeding in another color such as black to get a larger gene pool. It's the way the feathers look, not that they fall out
 

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