Are Faverolles born with 5 toes??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by HelenE80, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. HelenE80

    HelenE80 New Egg

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    Hi All,

    I know this may seem a silly question, but we bought some Salomon Faverolle hatching eggs, and our first chick hatched yesterday. It has only 4 toes, should they be born with 5?
    Thanks
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, faverolles have 5 toes.

    ETA does it only have 4 toes on each foot, or does one have 5 and the other 4?
     
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  3. HelenE80

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    Hi, 4 toes on each foot. Bit worried we've been sold something else! Tried contacting seller, but had no answer :(
     
  4. SunHwaKwon

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    did you buy them online? What color are the eggs?
     
  5. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    It should also have puffy cheeks and a puffy beard once it dries off.
     
  6. HelenE80

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    Web
     
  7. HelenE80

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    Try again ! We got them offline, from a breeder in the UK. They have other breeds advertised, why is why I was worried. I've tried to attach a picture. Eggs are creamy/light brown. Chick does have some black spots on head
     
  8. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Egg color sounds about right. No puffy cheeks? I'm going to have to look to see if UK Faverolles are different at all. .
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Faverolles are standard everywhere, not like Aracaunas. Straight comb, beard, muffs, feathered legs, five toes, white skin. All those characteristics are present at hatch.
     
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  10. HelenE80

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    Thank you. A second chick has hatched, it has 5 toes, fluffy feet,and what looks like a little beard. We're not sure now if number 1 is a cross breed or a mistake in packing. Do you guys think it was a rogue egg or the whole batch not pure breed??
     

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