Weird Beak Growth and Point Count

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jmurcks, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Jmurcks

    Jmurcks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Afternoon!

    Ok, I have this little cochin cockerel that I need an opinion on.
    He had a piece of what looked like hay or something sticking out of his beak. It was fairly long. I tried to pull it out and ended up breaking it off. It was an actual growth of the beak.
    I included a picture of where I broke it off. Is this some type of defect I should worry about him passing or maybe just a fluke or something? I've never seen anything like it before.
    It is right on the top of the beak, dead center. Right between the nostrils. You can see the little dot still sticking up.

    Also, could some of you more experienced breeders tell me how many points he has on his comb?? I am still trying to figure out the comb/point counting thing.

    Thanks!

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  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Hmm, I really cannot see where it was. Something like a unicorn's horn coming out of the top of his beak? Very odd.
     
  3. Jmurcks

    Jmurcks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually it grew out in the same direction as the beak...
    It looked very similar if he got a toothpick stuck right between his nostrils coming out the same direction as the beak itself.
    It was very straight and stiff...

    Thanks!
     

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