Newly hatch chick - Deformed Skull?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ccoomber, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. ccoomber

    ccoomber Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like a vaulted skull. Are you sure its an araucana and not a silkie or other crested breed?
     
  3. ccoomber

    ccoomber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Came out of a cute blue egg from Arauncuna only coop (or so breeder told me). The other 2 have normal looking skulls! I personally think its deformed, it felt soft at first but feels harder now. Not sure. Time will tell i guess.
     
  4. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:That's what I was thinking too. You know, those Silkies are evil sneaky. Maybe a Silkie rooster snuck into the coop in the middle of the night.
     
  5. ccoomber

    ccoomber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i do beg your pardon. I have since googled vaulted skull, and you know what it does look just like a vaulted skull. Weird. I think i will contact the breeder and let her know. (though it does not have feathered feet or dark skin) thanks for advice guys, this forum is such a font of knowledge for us newbies!!!
     
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  6. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    LOL, silkie breeders love seeing that little vaulted skull. Hopefully thats all it is. Let us know what other breeds she may have, even if she doesn't believe one of them snuck over there. Those silkies are definitely evil and sneaky. LOL.
     
  7. Zoomom

    Zoomom Certified Cackleberry Consumer

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    It could be a Polish cross...
     
  8. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought the same thing when I saw that little head. Looks very similar to my polish chicks when they are still wet.
     
  9. ccoomber

    ccoomber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the little guy now, all fluffed up. It'd be cool if he was part polish! Would be a fun looking chicken! Luckily these are pets only.

    He's the pale one in front
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