Crooked Toes still good for breeding???

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by funnibunnib, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. funnibunnib

    funnibunnib Hatching

    Oct 1, 2012
    Everything I can find about crooked toes in peafowl usually blame them on problems in the incubator or hatchery rather than genetic issues. I'm new to breeding so I'm wondering if one peachick having a crooked toe would really be a problem when it comes to breeding and when it comes to people wanting to buy the chicks?

    Any advice helps :)
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    Very good question, and one that I'd like to learn more about... Four of my peas are here because the feed store that I go can't/won't deal with crooked toes and splay leg, so they give them to me and I "fix" them. They hatch many breeds of chickens and other poultry, but their D'uccles, Faverolles, turkeys and peafowl are the only ones that ever have leg/foot issues. Is it because they're inbred, fed poorly or a combination of the many things?
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    I believe sense it happens so often when chicks are hatched in incubators that it must be an issue with hatching, i don't think i have ever heard anyone say the babies hatched from their peahen has messed up feet.
    In the end it is totally up to you, i have 2 here that have what i thought was cooked toes come to find out they are double jointed on one toe on the left side so i believe that is hereditary

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