Split Wing?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Birch Run Farm, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    Hey all, I am looking for information and photos of something called split wing. Also, looking for info concerning cause, genetic? From too much line breeding?
     
  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    It is genetic and is heavily passed down. It's also a dq.
     
  3. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nov 18, 2008
    It is an autosomal recessive. Any bird that has split wing tells you that both it's parent carry the split wing gene even if they appear normal. The only way to get rid of it is test mating. Single pen mate suspect birds to split wing birds, production of even one split wing chick mean sthe suspect bird is a carrier and should be culled.
    David
     
  4. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    I will post a photo of the cock I have in a day or so and ask what you think. Got to get him situated for a decent picture.
     

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