Can d'Uccles have 5 toes?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wegotchickens, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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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 [​IMG]

    I have a really cute chick, 5 perfect toes on each foot, in a lovely orangey-pink...
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    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?
     
  3. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    They look exactly like pink silkie feet. Toes in the same place.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Somewhere in its history is most likely a cross to one of the 5-toed breeds: silkie, sultan, dorking, faverolle or houdan.
     
  5. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    That's probably what I'm remembering! I'll go back and look up the history again!
    Would this be considered a flaw, though?
     
  6. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    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!
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Incorrect number of toes is a DQ.
     
  8. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  9. ChickenRaiser95

    ChickenRaiser95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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  10. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    The top one is a Silkie cross, not a d'Uccle.
     

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