Leg problems hereditary.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cluckcluckluke, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    I had a chick that was born with one interned foot ( pigeon toe ). Anyway with a little help from us she is all better and running fine.
    I want to know, can I breed from her or will her offspring also be born with leg defects?
  2. PolkaDot77

    PolkaDot77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2012
    Boise, ID
    I would think it would be entirely possibly for that leg defect to be hereditary. You might get lucky and have chicks with no feet problems at all, but it you are concerned, it would probably be best not to hatch chicks from her.
  3. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    O.k. I'll keep track of her and make sure I don't hatch from her.
    Thanks heaps[​IMG].

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