Does this silkie have split wing? Should he be shown?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by vpeterson, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. vpeterson

    vpeterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know that these wings are not quite right. Does he have split wing? Could I show him or would his wings hold him back? Should I use him for breeding.Will he pass along these wings? I really like his nice curved neck.

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    Thanks for your imput.
     
  2. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yes this is a split , weak wing, and a good judge will DQ him if you show. I would not suggest breeding him especially if he is related to the females. If you breed him to relatives the offspring will get worse each year. I have bred some of these in the past because of not being able to get anything else. Get an unrelated female and the off spring will still carry the bad gene but it will be covered up.
     
  3. vpeterson

    vpeterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, I really like this guy. It will be hard not to use him.
     
  4. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Thanks for this post. I wasn't aware this was something to look for. I am ravenously reading everything I can before showing.

    I wanted to add...he stands beautifully!
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2010
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    As with all birds, you can breed out faults if you are willing to work on it. Generally you will want to breed to a bird who is outstanding in the traits that are lacking in the other. Then watch the offspring and cull them from your breeding program if they continue the fault. Keep breeding to birds who do not have the fault in their background.

    Some faults are easier to correct than others.
     

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