Is angel wing genetic?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Serina81, May 18, 2010.

  1. Serina81

    Serina81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So is angel wing genetic or not? I have a gosling with angel wing and I really wanted to breed her but now she has angel wing [​IMG]
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    As long I can remember, yes.
     
  3. Goosehaven

    Goosehaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the jury is still out on that one. Some say it is genetics and others say too high of protein in the diet.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Some say no..some say yes...
    ..Like Goosehaven said, ...Some say its the feed they eat when young... and some say genetics.
     
  5. Serina81

    Serina81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read that about the protein too. My goslings are on grass during the day and chicken lay pellets at 17 % protein when they go back to the barn. Is that too much protein?
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    There is probably a genetic tendency towards angel wing. Protein level is probably the primary culprit. It may very well be a combination of both factors.
     
  7. Golden Valley Farm

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    Just tape it up with vet wrap or duck tape. The wings shafts get so filled with blood that they become to heavy. When wrapping just place it back into the normal position and tape the wing only. Keep wrapped for 7 to 10 days and not to tight. Good luck.
     
  8. Serina81

    Serina81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I taped it this evening. I don't really care how it looks, I'm just upset that now I can't breed her [​IMG] oh well, I guess we're going to have christmas goose!
     
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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  10. CMV

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    The leading hypothesis at this point is that angel wing is a genetic disease with a dietary trigger. It is an easily repaired flaw, but by breeding birds with it you could be perpetuating the genetic condition.
     

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