Can d'Uccles have 5 toes?

wegotchickens

DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies
12 Years
Jul 5, 2007
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Or do I have an extreme genetic flaw going on?
I thought I read somewhere that this trait shows up from time to time, but now I can't find that source


I have a really cute chick, 5 perfect toes on each foot, in a lovely orangey-pink...
 

tiki244

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 1, 2008
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WestCentralWisconsin
Well, I havent heard of it either. I would say its not normal, but maybe it is just a starnge anomally with one chick. Where is the extra toe?
 

wegotchickens

DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies
12 Years
Jul 5, 2007
12,146
49
311
Sevier County, TN
That's probably what I'm remembering! I'll go back and look up the history again!
Would this be considered a flaw, though?
 

wegotchickens

DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies
12 Years
Jul 5, 2007
12,146
49
311
Sevier County, TN
Well, I know that the breed standard is for 4 toes. Doesn't look like 5 toes is a disqualifying factor, but still... Since I'm trying to raise show birds I guess I'll find my cutie a less picky home!

Both feet are perfectly 5-toed and she walks perfectly. So she's either a mutant or a throwback. My only rooster is a millie fleur d'uccle.
I do have a silkie cross hen, and could've marked the eggs wrong. But all the other chicks from the silkie cross x mille fleur roo are black and look just like their momma did when she was a chick.

My little mutant is a lovely golden brown like her d'Uccle momma when she was a chick!
 

NYREDS

Crowing
12 Years
Jan 14, 2008
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% toes is definately a disqualification. Isn't listed as such with the breed description but under the general disqualifications [in the front of the standard] wrong # of toes is a disqualification.
 

ChickenRaiser95

Chirping
7 Years
Aug 19, 2012
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I just got a d'uccle chick the other day from a Co-Op and just happened to notice that it had five toes. I got a a Silkie a few days earlier from the same place. The toes and placement are exactly the same on both. The first is my d'uccle, the second is the Silkie.






 

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