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Survey; Breeds of crossbeaked chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickieKeeta, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. ChickieKeeta

    ChickieKeeta C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers

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    I read studies from 1929 and 1934 about the breeds that most often get scissors beak. While Ameraucaunas are not
    listed reference is made to "rumpless breeds." I am curious
    as to what breeds BYCers have had with beak deformities.

    I have had
    (so far) 2 Ameraucnas and one Amer/Bufff Orp mix.
     
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  2. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    I had 1 BLRW chick that started developing crossbeak at 1 week of age.
     
  3. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two golden laced polish from different hatcheries. Both starting showing signs at a couple weeks old.
     
  4. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One cornish cross and one EE here. The cross took a week or two to show, the EE was obvious day one.
     
  5. Crystalchic

    Crystalchic Gone for a bit

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    I had a black sex link rooster that hatched with one eye and cross beak. I often wondered if the rooster was inbred to much. I was told that it is best to breed offspring to parents but not brother and sister to each other, because of the issues of imperfection and cross beak is one of the issues resulting from breeding brother to sister.
     
  6. LA~Poulet

    LA~Poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought 5 hatchery EE's/Ameraucanas from our local feed store about 2 weeks ago. One is just now starting to show signs of crossbeak. [​IMG]
     
  7. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    One EE here.
     
  8. Kezzie

    Kezzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An EE and a Cuckoo Maran...
     
  9. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    I had a little salmon Faverolle roo that had a severe cross beak. [​IMG]
     
  10. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    I had a hatchery EE with crossbeak that had to be culled [​IMG] Didn't present really....it was only slightly present/hardly even noticeable at 2 days old. 6 weeks tho it just REALLY became noticeable and bad, and by week 7 it was terrible [​IMG]

    Think it was partially to do with the growth spurt they do at that age too...but it really almost seemed it popped out of nowhere.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2009

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