Split-wing???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silkieluver_07, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Can someone explain split wings to me? I was looking at a couple started silkies I have and I think they may have. I hear it is an undesirable trait, but is it a disqualification in the show ring?
     
  2. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Thanks for the link Sundown. [​IMG] Is splitwing a DQ or undesirable trait>? I must have missed reading that in the article.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Im pretty sure it is just an undesirable trait.
     
  4. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  5. HatTrickSilkies

    HatTrickSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A good judge will dq bad wings.

    Bad wings will pass down heavily and it is best to avoid using them in your breeding program.

    ~ Nikki
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Good to know, Nikki.Thanks!
     
  7. HatTrickSilkies

    HatTrickSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I also wanted to mention that unless the wings are hideous, it is best to let a silkie mature to at least 6 months of age before you make a final cut based on wings. Sometimes 'shreddyness' and just the way the feathers are growing in can give the appearance of them being off but until the bird is fully feathered you can't be sure.

    ~ Nikki
     
  8. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is good information to know. I have always wondered about the shreddyness some of mine have had. I really appreciate your input Niki.

    What about when the wings don't seem to tuck in very well. Like the bird wants to carry them away from the body. Is that a trait passed down too or just something due to a particular bird. I have seen it in roosters more than hens.
     
  9. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Good judge or bad judge a split wing is a disqualification.
     

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