Is this split wing?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Happy Chooks, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I've been contemplating whether or not to keep this boy as a back up rooster, but someone mentioned he may have split wing? From what I've read, it's a recessive genetic fault that is very difficult to get rid of once you breed it. If he does have split wing, he's gone for sure. I haven't gone out yet to spread his wings and look for a gap. One of his primaries looks like it's coming from the covert area.

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  2. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:u have open the wing to tell the have split wing he might jut be multing
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Forgot to add - he's 33 weeks old.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It was still dark out, so this picture is taken with a flash - looks to me like what I've seen described as split wing.

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  5. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that is a split wing. Just like any other defect, something to breed away from.
     
  6. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Kelly~ I am no expert but this is what the wings of a bird that I had and my buddy Snowbird confirmed it was split wing, but do not go in my word....I hope more folks come by and advise or give their opinions. Oh and yes when test mated the bird that I had did pass this on to his offspring and it showed very early on in the chicks.
     
  7. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, you dont have to believe me, here is the wing of a ko Shamo, part of their heritage is a split wing.
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  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks guys for the confirmation. And a HUGE thank you to Wynette for saving me a ton of trouble and bringing this to my attention.
     
  9. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm just sorry that you were able to confirm it, Kelly. Sigh. At least you know now, and you DO have a better one to use.
     

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