Leghorn with crooked toe

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Game Bird Guy, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Game Bird Guy

    Game Bird Guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    I have a light brown leghorn cockerel with a crooked toe. Will that take away alot of points in show? Also, if I bred him, what are the chances his offspring would have bad toes aswell? The hens I will breed him too are unrelated to him. What could have caused his bad toe? I also have a welsummer rooster who appears really round and scrunched up. What might be the reason for that? Thanks
    Kramer
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Crooked toes are sometimes the result of injury, or improper temperatures during incubation.
     
  3. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    I have a hen whose toe was broken and didn't heal properly and therefore is bending at an almosy 90 degree angle to the middle toe. I don't think crooked toes are genetic...
     
  4. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Quote:I think they can be.
    Quote:I agree with Laree.
    Depends what kind of show? In an APA show you would loose per toe, .5 to 2 points.
     
  5. Game Bird Guy

    Game Bird Guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think they can be.
    Quote:I agree with Laree.
    Depends what kind of show? In an APA show you would loose per toe, .5 to 2 points.

    It's just a small local show. He only has 1 crooked toe. His dad has been grand champion before. I want to produce a son from him that would actually be good for show. Thanks everyone!
     
  6. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    It shouldn't hurt ya to much at a local show. I have a big ol LF white leghorn with a broken middle toe. When he was younger a kid dropped him at school.

    He's been just fine and has taken Champ Cockerel and then Champ Cock 3 yrs in a row now at the fair.
     

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