The dreaded BALD SPOT

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Phage, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

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    Does anyone know what causes it?

    I have just seen a big breeder show pic of a chick with one
    I have 2/5 chicks so far with bald spots this year. The chicks were totally unrelated:- a java (small spot) and a white "pied" with a larger one.
    I must have hatched 60 peachicks in the past few of years and only had 2 before, and they came from the same batch of eggs.

    Does it grow back? If so when, and does it look normal eventually?

    I think on a light bird it may look ok as an adult but on a Java [​IMG] ??

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    What and where is a bald spot?
    Photos ,ight help if ya have any. [​IMG]
     
  3. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

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    I will get better pics of both of them tomorrow, but you just about see it on the java here:

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  4. trudigale

    trudigale Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been told that the bald spots are from rubbing in the egg -- and that they will grow back in. Here is my week old Purple Pied (that someone said might be a Silver Pied) with two bald spots that already are filling in.
    Trudi


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  5. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like the one of the feet was on it's head in the egg.
     
  6. millebantam

    millebantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yikes! That one looks like it might have a "666" hidden somewhere else on it's body, lol.
     
  7. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had never seen this before either, so was shocked to have a Dorking chick from a trusted breeder hatch with 2 bald spots like trudigale posted. The chick is white, 4 weeks old and doesn't show any sign of the spots filling in. I would like to know if this is genetic, because I don't want the trait in the breeding program if it is genetic.
     
  8. Knix6468

    Knix6468 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, my bird had two of those on his head, I thought he burned them on the hovobater after he hatched.

    He is a great bird, and he has bare spots on his head, (maybe he did burn his little head)

    His name is Solo, because of all the purchased eggs on Ebay we purchased that year, we got ONE bird.

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    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011
  9. Knix6468

    Knix6468 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    posted pics
     

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