Only growing one wattle ***UPDATED WITH PICTURES***

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by catlikethief, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. catlikethief

    catlikethief Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 5 month old pullet (RIR smut) who is only growing one wattle, what gives? How unusual is this?

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    This is Miss Petunia. This is the side with no wattle. It's just kinda flat red skin. It looks like it has the potential to grow one, but in the last 3 weeks, nothing just this itty bitty wrinkle of skin
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    This is the side with wattle, you can kinda see (maybe this isn't the best picture) How it hangs down like it normally should.
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    BTW- man was she pi**ed at me for taking these pictures!
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2008
  2. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm. I haven't heard of a one-wattled chicken before, or 1 wattle being bigger than the other. Must be pretty unusual. See what other people say.
     
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pics, pics, pics [​IMG]
     
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, I'd like to see pics, too, please!
     
  5. catlikethief

    catlikethief Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll post pics in the morning when they wake up!
     
  6. Jades Chickens

    Jades Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is pretty interesting. I can bellive that it is posible though.
     
  7. catlikethief

    catlikethief Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I've updated with pictures!
     
  8. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like she got picked on when she was smaller this couldhave caused the wattles to look like this
     
  9. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is odd
     
  10. ruby

    ruby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's not full grown, so I wouldn't worry about it. Her wattles just make her special, outstanding in her field![​IMG]
     

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