Weird looking eye...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by backyardmenagerie, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. backyardmenagerie

    backyardmenagerie Songster

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    I posted this yesterday in a different section, and nobody replied, so I guess I'll try it here. [​IMG]

    I have a rooster with an eye that looks weird. It's like the pupil covers the top half of the eye ball, and the color portion is on the bottom. He's a nice roo, but I'm wondering if he'll pass this characteristic on. I don't believe he has sight on that side (though he seems to be able to spot me well enough and comes running over for treats [​IMG] ) and I'd hate to produce a new generation of half blind offspring. Any ideas on what causes this and if it's genetic?
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  2. backyardmenagerie

    backyardmenagerie Songster

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    So I take it no one has seen this before? [​IMG] I guess I'll see what he produces, then, and hope that he doesn't pass it on.
     
  3. TeamChaos

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    Any way to post a close up of the eye?
     
  4. backyardmenagerie

    backyardmenagerie Songster

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    Does this help? I can take more pictures if need be.
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  5. cecilia1959

    cecilia1959 In the Brooder

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    I think this roo is blind it that eye. I have had mine get into a fight and loose a eye and it looks like that. Just love him. He is pretty.
     
  6. TreeHugger

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    Have you had him since he was a chick or did you buy him this way as an adult? My "guess" would be that is an old injury and nothing genetic.
     
  7. backyardmenagerie

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    I bought him as an adult, so it could be an injury. I know he was shown as a cockerel... so I guess at some point his eye must have been normal. I just thought it odd that it doesn't look damaged, it looks like the pupil and iris are just in the wrong places.
     

  8. Britney

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    It doesn't look like the normal eye worm, but maybe someone else that knows about eye worms could look at it.
     
  9. FoodKillah

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    cross eyed?
     

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