6 toes on my Silkie

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by branston, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. branston

    branston Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    I noticed today that one of my Silkies has 6 toes on one foot and 5 on the other! Could be a lucky chicken!
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    LOL thats cool! Guess it's a birth defect
  3. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    awww, I bet it is so cute....
  4. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    It might be a birth defect but other than that. Your Silkie is a lucky chicken.
  5. SunshineSilkies

    SunshineSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    If you just have your silkies as pets, then I wouldn't worry about it and enjoy them. If you are going to show, don't show that one, and don't use it for a breeder. It is definiately a defect.[​IMG] Silkies are supposed to only have 5 toes on each foot.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2011

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