Chicken with 5 toes...I have a mutant!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by traceyj, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. traceyj

    traceyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My buff Orpington mix (I think) has 5 toes on each foot! Just wanted to share her special-ness :D not looking for a solve etc. [​IMG]
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Actually, five toes in a chicken is not uncommon. There are five breeds of chicken (Faverolle, Dorking, Silkie, Houdan, Sultan) that must have five toes--it is one of their breed characteristics. In other breeds, though, five toes would be considered "mutant." However, since your bird is a mix, I expect that she simply has one of the five breeds I listed above in her background, which results in the five toes.
     
  3. traceyj

    traceyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm only guessing she's even buff Orpington, as I said I'm not bothered, I like quirky. [​IMG]
     

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