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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by americana-chick, Feb 16, 2010.
I did not know this! Thank you, Sonoran.
This can be a headace in Marans, in my experience it is passed on and birds with it should not be used. Marans should be "lightly feathered" and it always shows up in Marans that are too heavily feathered.
Silkies named after Star Trek... Who woulda thunk it...
They are very nice birds.
From my own experience, for 4 years I never bred a Marans with brachydactyly when they popped up occasionally, then last year, I had an outstanding rooster with it, and decided to give him a try because all else being equal, he was a great specimen and I didn't notice it until he was older...probably 1/3 of his offspring had brachydactyly and it was obvious that it is something I shouldn't have played with.So, its just my opinion with some experience behind it.
Good to know! I was planning on not using my brachdactyly bird anyway, but that pretty much clinches it.
OOooh, that would have been neat to see!! Too bad you didn't get a pic to post! So funny!
One of my favorite episodes!!
I am so glad that I'm not the only one that enjoyss watching chicken TV with coffee in the mornings and a glass of wine in the evenings!! Those are my favorite times of the day