Lumpy – A Chick With Fused Toes

Christina : I called this chick “Lumpy” because he seemed to pop out of the egg in a hurry, and his head was misshapen. I sexed the chicks three days later, and he was one of the males. Since he was the first out, he imprinted on me, and is easily recognizable as the biggest chick. Even at this young age, his tail seems to be erect and attitude very bold. I love to hold him while he snuggles under my chin as I sit at my computer. Lumpy had a small defect, in that two of his toes were fused, which is related to the gene which gives this breed feathers on their legs.

 

 

On the blog is a post from Christina showing her surgery to correct Lumpy’s fused toes :
http://successwithpoultry.blogspot.com/2011/06/maran-chick-fused-toes-surgery.html

2017-07-18T23:04:59+00:00

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