Breeds with black legs and 5 toes?? (not silkies?)(UPDATED WITH PICS)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by shelleyd2008, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I was admiring my hen with chicks today, when I noticed that she has black legs, (no biggie), and 5 toes per foot!! I was told that she was supposed to be Egyptian? She looks too big in the body to be Egyptian. As far as the markings go, tho, she does look like one. Are they supposed to have 5 toes? If so, does this mean she is purebred? Or is it possible for her to just have 5 toes?


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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Anyone?
     
  3. chickorama

    chickorama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the only 5 toed chicken I know of is the salmon faverolle. I don't think they have black legs though.[​IMG]
     
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't sultans have 5 toes as well?
     
  5. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am reading a breeding chart here, and it says that Dorking, Favorelles, Houdan, silkie, & sultan have 5 toes. It may have been a very rare breed that we have not heard of, or just a silkie mix. [​IMG]
     
  6. ncgnance

    ncgnance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The five toes on my silkies are really neat, but my question would be, where in the world did the chinese come up with the black skin????
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Harley's girl :

    I am reading a breeding chart here, and it says that Dorking, Favorelles, Houdan, silkie, & sultan have 5 toes. It may have been a very rare breed that we have not heard of, or just a silkie mix. [​IMG]

    If I can get a good pic of her, I will post it. She doesn't look like any of those! She is clean legged, a little bigger than my dutch bantam roo, black with a silver 'necklace',...with black legs and 5 toes per foot!!! Maybe the dorking, but I don't think she is big enough.​
     
  8. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Dorkings have white legs... [​IMG]
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

    Dorkings have white legs... [​IMG]

    Well that stinks...back to square 1 [​IMG]
     
  10. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    [​IMG] sorry...

    Can you post a picture?
     

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