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Why does my turkey keep growing wings? **PICS ADDED**

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Cara, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    I have a Bourbon Red tom that hatched with three wings. He had the two normal wings and a third on his breast. I thought the extra would eventually fall off or be pulled off, but it is still very much there (he's about eight months old). It has a blood supply, it isn't just feathers. About a month ago he started sprouting a fourth wing, this time mid-way between his regular wing and his neck. It also looks like it has a blood supply, it has a pink fleshy part. Will he stop growing new wings? It's getting a little creepy.
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2009
  2. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! I'd love to see that. Would you post a picture? Sorry, I have no answer for your question.
     
  3. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    Sure i'll try to get some. I might have to get someone to restrain him [​IMG]
     
  4. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a defect. But please post some pics.
     
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Interesting









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  6. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Are you sure these aren't just beards? Do they actually have bones, joints, feathers or, are they just a fleshy knob sprouting hairs?
     
  7. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    that sounds very very unusual. certainly a genetic mutation. does it bother him much? if it doesn't i wouldn't worry about it too much. if it starts to bother him and he seems to be in pain i think the best thing to do would be to cull him [​IMG]


    from the sound of it he's a regular turkey at heart. we would love to see some pics! [​IMG]
     
  8. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow I want to see a picture too. Maybe I will subscribe to this post to see what you get. I don't have an answer so for that I am sorry, but you have peaked my interest.[​IMG]
     
  9. silkydragon

    silkydragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i want to see a pic too this sounds interesting grats you are 1st topic ive subscribed to lol
     
  10. Terri

    Terri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    me too, pics please.
     

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