Deformed chick? Pics added~

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by XilverAngel, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. XilverAngel

    XilverAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all, i have a chick that was hatched on September 4, and s/he i just noticed has an extra toe on one foot... s/he also has a comb that is split down the middle, so instead of one straight comb, it looks like it has two straight combs with a space in between. Is this just a deformity, or is it something more serious? Will s/he be able to lay if it's a girl??

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    Last edited: Sep 22, 2011
  2. AuberyMirkwood

    AuberyMirkwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. XilverAngel

    XilverAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Unless she can't walk or eat, I wouldn't worry about it. I have some mixed breeds that have the craziest combs, and, as far as toes go, silkies have had toe issues forever. Maybe there's some silkie mixed in?
     
  5. AuberyMirkwood

    AuberyMirkwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Comb definitely points to buttercup [​IMG] As for the toes as long as she's walking fine she'll be fine. I've a few odd footed ones myself and no real problems
     
  6. XilverAngel

    XilverAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, alright then, good to know she'll be fine :] Thanks for all the input! Oh and it is a girl right? it's around 2 almost 3 weeks old.. [​IMG]
     
  7. AuberyMirkwood

    AuberyMirkwood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I can't really tell yet but there does seem to be more color to the comb then I would expect, even then my babies are 7 weeks and some of the boys are only just starting to show.
     
  8. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    it looks fine to me. cute! [​IMG]
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Not a deformity at all.


    There's a good number of breeds with a 5th toe, also, the comb too was from another breed.


    I'm betting you have there a cross of Houdan and something else. [​IMG] Houdans have a V comb and 5 toes, and when crossed with others, the V comb can make, say, a normal single comb split in two, to look like this -

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  10. XilverAngel

    XilverAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my, what a rooster! XD Alright then, thanks for the info! I'm new to this, so i didn't know five toes isn't uncommon. Thanks!
     

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