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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

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    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

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    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

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    Possibly a genetic trait yes.
     

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