What's up with this guy's butt?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Felicitas, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Felicitas

    Felicitas Chillin' With My Peeps

    One of my Speckled Sussex cockerels (hatched January 23) has an odd rear end.

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    Here he is next to one of his brothers, who has a more normal-looking rear end thing going on.
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    Am I correct to assume that whatever this is, he shouldn't be a candidate for future breeding? He's got a sweet little personality, like all the Sussex do.
     
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Looks to me like he has partial rumplessness going on!
     
  3. Felicitas

    Felicitas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thank you.
    Is that condition something that can just randomly pop up in any kind of chicken? Kind of like frizzledness?
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, partial rumpless.

    Quote:Thank you.
    Is that condition something that can just randomly pop up in any kind of chicken? Kind of like frizzledness?

    Frizzling doesn't randomly appear in a line.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I think that is what is called roach back, and yes, you shouldn't breed him.
     

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