pooping from where her tail should be

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  1. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my new RIR that i got from a hatchery is pooping from a hole that is positioned where her tail should be, and she doesn't have a tail. she's acting fine, except that it looks like she has pasty butt all the time. when i took her in to clean her today, upon closer examination, i saw that she doesn't have a tail, but instead has a vent where the tail SHOULD be. also when i cleaned her today, a BUNCH of poop came out of the poor lil' thing in the sink. so i wonder if anyone has experienced this? and i wonder if she'll make it in the long run?
     
  2. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    who wants to know?
    thats the first i've heard it, but i'm sure the porr little thing will be okay. She won't look the same as the others, but that'll make her special [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickadeeMom

    ChickadeeMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is she crossed with something rumpless maybe? i dont know anything about anything really but its just a suggestion.
     
  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Pics would help. I've had a couple of bosses who talked out of theirs. [​IMG]

    thanks

    rancher
     
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  5. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a spontaneous mutation of what makes Arucaunas rumpless. Not sure if they have pooping issues. I know manx cats who have both genes for tailless are frequently without a working sphincter so just dribbly poop all the time.
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:2 of my manx had that issue....not fun to deal with at all in a house cat.
     
  7. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:hmmm....could be the case with her. well, she came from a hatchery, so i would think they would be purebred. she waddles like a little penguin too. i mean she has absolutely no tail and the hole is right where the tail should be. i'll try to get hubby to get a pic of her next time i wash her. and if she has no sphincter, i wonder how this will impede egg laying later on?
     
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  8. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GO to the auracana link int he breeds section and ask if the pooping issue is a problem with their rumpless. They can probably answer questions about her laying potential too.
     
  9. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! i'll do that! [​IMG]
     

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