5 toed chicks - does this mean anything to anyone???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by yazzymon, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. yazzymon

    yazzymon In the Brooder

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    two of my chicks have 5 toes on each foot. Does this mean they are special in some way - Golden eggs perhaps??? [​IMG] hehehehe
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Some breeds have 5 toes. Silkies, for example. I don't know the others.
     
  3. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Songster

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    It is inherited. Silkies have 5 toes and so do Sultans. I am sure there are others too. Show us a pic??? PLZ??
     
  4. BlackBart

    BlackBart Songster

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    Dorking ?
     
  5. chicksbestfriend

    chicksbestfriend Songster

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    My salmon Fav's are 5 toed; no golden eggs from them, only peach and green. [​IMG]
     
  6. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    Faverolles have 5 toes as well. It is a genetic (polydatctly).
     
  7. yazzymon

    yazzymon In the Brooder

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    I have been told that my rooster is a salmon favorelle, see main pic
     
  8. V Comb

    V Comb Songster

    Houdans do too. Poor houdans, everyone forgetting them....
     
  9. yazzymon

    yazzymon In the Brooder

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    I will look into them and see whats up! Also, is it difficult to get chicks?
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Looks like all of them have been mentioned.

    I'm thinking it's a throw back where perhaps that fifth toe had razor like projections to cut and grasp prey... LOL:D
     

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