how to fix a rooster's croocked tail

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by teresa42299, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. teresa42299

    teresa42299 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a red top hat rooster. his tail is starting to go on his side. how can I fix this?
     
  2. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would look up Wry Tail. I don't know much about it , but recently had a roo with a tail going to one side. If it is wry tail looks to be recessive genetically and not a good choice to breed with.
     
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  3. BarnChickyOO

    BarnChickyOO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't even know that you could fix such a thing. Like Makomd said, it's probably genetic, and if you wanted to show him and got his tail fixed, that might be a dq. I'm not sure.[​IMG]
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Not sure but I think wry tail is a result of a spinal deformity, if so, fixing it is not an option.
     
  5. teresa42299

    teresa42299 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when I got him his tail was straight.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pictures?
     
  7. teresa42299

    teresa42299 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ill have to get them sometime tomorrow.
     
  8. BarnChickyOO

    BarnChickyOO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old was he when you got him?

    Maybe he doesn't really have a wry tail, and somehow the feathers got pushed over to make it appear that way????
    I don't know. Just exploring all options.[​IMG]
     
  9. teresa42299

    teresa42299 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got him this summer and I don't know how old he was. maybe about 6 months maybe. he is fairly young.
     

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