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6 toes x 5 toes = ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SillySilkie, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. SillySilkie

    SillySilkie In the Brooder

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    hello, I bought a silkie cross recently to breed with my splash silkies, and I noticed he has 6 toes on each feet. I am not breeding for show, just breeding to sale and/or keep.
    He is absolutely beautiful besides his extra toe.

    My question is, will his offspring possibly carry more than 6 toes, or do the chicks just have a chance of having 6 instead of 5?

    My silkies are pretty standard, nothing really wrong about them, except one has a toe closer than the other.
     
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  2. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic 5 Years

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    Possibly, I have heard that it is normal for some Silkies to have 6 toes.
     
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  3. Jessica Thompson

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    It normal our Wilkie has 7 toes she's awsome
     
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  4. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land Premium Member

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    asking a friend who has allowed me to have 4 of her silkies not for breeding @Hinotori as the four have extra toes or not quite right
     
  5. Jessica Thompson

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    That's fine we used to have one with 6 toes this one we have now lost two of her toes one on each side now she has 6 toes
     
  6. Chickassan

    Chickassan Free Ranging

    I thought silkies had bonus toes anyway like faverolles.:confused:
     
  7. Jessica Thompson

    Jessica Thompson Songster

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    Me too but I didn't know that until i already saw it
     
  8. Squishychicken

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    Silkies normally have 5 toes salmon favorolles have 5 too.

    Most chickens have 4 but just haven't heard of any having 6 or 7
     
  9. pitbullmomma

    pitbullmomma Free Ranging

    Whoa, cool, pic please!
     
  10. SillySilkie

    SillySilkie In the Brooder

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