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Chick toes PICS!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by beckyloveschicks, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. beckyloveschicks

    beckyloveschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched out some eggs this weekend. The parents are white rock (roo) barred rock (hen).

    Two little guys came out with these toes. The other looks just the same. There were 4 chicks that hatched, two are yellow, two are black with white splotches on thier heads. The yellow chicks' feet are normal.

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    Why, you think?
     
  2. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    are thoughs extra toes??

    hmmm [​IMG] i can't tell you i hope someone else here can help you
     
  3. Anne

    Anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they can get around OK... that's actually pretty cool! The fact that there are 2 of them like that indicates that it's genetically inherited, not just a random accident.
     
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  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Nice observation!
     
  5. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is pretty cool. Did you hatch the parents?
     
  6. beckyloveschicks

    beckyloveschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    HA! I found the culprit. It seems that big daddy White Rock is not the daddy after all. We have another rooster, a bantam, that I though didn't stand a chance with the big guy's girls. But I went and looked and sure enough the little guy has 5 toes, too. I have no idea what breed he is..some mixed something I think..

    Mystery solved.
     
  7. bluie

    bluie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies have five toes and look like that, only the skin is black.
     
  8. Chicken Love Addiction

    Chicken Love Addiction Out Of The Brooder

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    Im sorry...I saw this thread and all I could think was "Chicken foot fetish?"[​IMG][​IMG]

    I think the chick feet are very cute and quirky!
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Silkies, sultans, dorkings, faverolles ,and houdans all have that extra 5th toe. Looks like the little guy was able to pass on his genes despite his size!
     
  10. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Maybe he is hiding an itty bitty chicken step stool to help him reach the girls
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    My Houdans have 5 toes, takes a little getting used to [​IMG]
     

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