why is my young roosters tail lying to one side??

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  1. jason180sx

    jason180sx Songster

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    hi
    i have a 14 week old japanese bantam rooster and his tail in lying to one side when he comes out in the morning his tail is up but as the days go on it fall over
    why is this?
     

  2. jason180sx

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    anyone?
     
  3. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Songster

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    maybe wry tail or a weak tail bed.
     
  4. chickee

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    Sounds like it could be what they call Rye tail. It is a genetic fault. I read that this is a common problem in Japanese Bantams. I had this problem with one of my Ameraucana roosters. I was told it is a hard thing to breed out so my boy went to a pet home.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Probably a wry tail - crooked tail set - definately a genetic fault.
     
  6. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    Quote:Will this happen right away or can they all of a sudden have this happens??
     
  7. chickee

    chickee Songster

    On my blue wheaten Ameraucana rooster it showed up when he got all of his tail feathers as a 9 week old chick. I also had a BLRW rooster with Rye tail and it showed up early also. [​IMG]
     

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