Crooked Beak

zigawaniduk

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Jan 25, 2018
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Not sure of this one's breed, he came from a production mix from the hatchery. All were supposed to be pullets, but I'm fairly certain this one is not. He was sent with a trimmed beak. I was wondering if this crooked beak was a genetic issue, or if it just grew back that way. I don't want him passing along a jacked up beak to any offspring.
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Brahma Chicken5000

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Not sure of this one's breed, he came from a production mix from the hatchery. All were supposed to be pullets, but I'm fairly certain this one is not. He was sent with a trimmed beak. I was wondering if this crooked beak was a genetic issue, or if it just grew back that way. I don't want him passing along a jacked up beak to any offspring.
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You bought them as day old chicks? Looks like the beak is crooked. Can’t tell if it’s a pullet or a cockerel from the photo provided. Can you take some full body pictures of it in natural light?
 

zigawaniduk

In the Brooder
Jan 25, 2018
6
23
34
Lake Louisiana
You bought them as day old chicks? Looks like the beak is crooked. Can’t tell if it’s a pullet or a cockerel from the photo provided. Can you take some full body pictures of it in natural light?

Yes, I got them as day old chicks in mid February. I'll get some better pictures after work this afternoon. I'm basing my thought that it's a rooster on comparing it to the other chick that looks the same, but has no comb or wattle.
 

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