Why do some roo's wings point down?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by khatar, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. khatar

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  2. khatar

    khatar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it just bantams?
     
  3. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Sermas in particular (like in your pic) have wings that point down. I think they have a sort of upright posture that contributes to that.
     
  4. khatar

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    Does it have any disadvantages.
     
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  5. ruthless

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    Serama wings are supposed to be vertical instead of horizontal like most chickens. Disadvantage if they have legs too short, the wings drag the ground.
     
  6. khatar

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    Thanks! Thats always been a big question for me.
     
  7. AccentOnHakes

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    It's a breed standard, not just the roo's have it. Sebrights are another example of this.
     
  8. khatar

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    Ohhhhh, so it's just a standard of the breed!
     

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