Is hooked beak Genetic?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Buttercup Chillin, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    I can't remember. Unfortunately, this M. Gold lays the largest of my M. Gold eggs.
     
  2. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    hooked beak? like crossed beak? if so, yes it's a sign of inbreeding....so genetic
     
  3. mhwc56

    mhwc56 Chillin' With My Peeps

    do you have to keep it trimmed?
     
  4. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    I bet you would have to trim the beak. If I had that bird, I wouldn't breed it.
     
  5. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    No, its not crossed and the hook is not very big and I have not trimmed it.
    Actually I moved the Golds to their own cage and that is the first time I noticed it. It is transparent.
    Evidently it does not interfere with her eating because she is a good size.

    But she lays the largest egg. Most every day. I have to keep her.[​IMG]
    Well, hopefully one of her eggs is in the bator and if I get any that have hooked beaks Browns or Golds, then I will have to process her.

    For now she has a stay of execution. [​IMG]


    edited: Good thing I waited. I put them in the new cage 4 days ago. I just checked before dark and none of them have a hooked beak. Evidently Big Bad Bertha did not let her in the sand box. She did always hang out at the other end of the cage. New cage, new sandbox, and a cuttle bone = no more hooked beak. I better check the birds in the other cage tomorrow.
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2010
  6. wpalmisano

    wpalmisano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She might be a BOBbird. Part bobwhite ?
     
  7. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    No, I only have Jumbo Browns and the M Golds. No other crosses in there.

    The picture I posted was her when she was younger, in the thread about the champayne color, mhwc56 's thread.
     

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