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#27525 - 04/26/04 05:52 AM incorrect tail carriage
Rob2 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/03
Posts: 3068
Loc: Pennsylvania
I hatched but 1 Leghorn male and his tail slants down, more like a Asian type game. I lost my other males so he is the only Leghorn male I have(red pyle). I dont really want to use him in breeding due to this, all else is good w. him. I dont think the downed tail is due to any injury. I have never seen this before; is there a known genetic defect to cause this, maybe just an inbreeding effect? Not a sib mating.

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#27526 - 04/26/04 07:09 AM Re: incorrect tail carriage
R. Okimoto Offline
Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 07/18/02
Posts: 1498
Loc: Arkansas
The low slung tail is probably more like wild Junglefowl than the European type tail. Tail angle is genetic, but like everything else, odd things can go wrong that aren't heritable.

You can breed just about any tail angle that you want. From the Sumatra type low slung tail to the squirrel tail of Jap bantams.

The genetics aren't known, so I don't know how hard it would be to breed for one type over any of the others.

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#27527 - 04/26/04 09:19 AM Re: incorrect tail carriage
Rob2 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/03
Posts: 3068
Loc: Pennsylvania
I will probably take a chance on him, unless I run across a better 1 before next year.

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