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is a crooked beak a trait

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by trkcChick, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. trkcChick

    trkcChick Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 19, 2009
    Culloden, GA
    I was wondering if a crooked beak is a trait that will be passed on to offspring. I have a hen that has a slightly crooked beak, but is very pretty otherwise. If I hatch out some of her eggs will there be a danger of the chicks having it also?
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    It is possible. First question you have to ask is whether it is actually crooked or improperly trimmed.

    It is not always a genetic fault, but the birds have enough problems getting enough food that my opinion is that encouraging egg laying or broodiness in them is a bad idea. And that is without considering inheritance issues.
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Possibly a genetic trait yes.

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