Is an underbite beak a genetic trait?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by riverman, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. riverman

    riverman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2010
    Central Tx
    I just noticed today my 7 month old BLRW Roo has a underbite!!! I've been hatching a couple chicks from him and got rid of my other BLRW Roo's already. Is there a chance his offspring can have an underbite beak as well?
  2. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 14, 2011
    Shingle Springs, CA
    The more I study genetics, the more I've come to realize that most things are genetic. So if it's truly an underbite and not caused by injury, then I would say yes. My experience is with dogs, sheep and finches, in those cases it's an inherited trait.


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