Do d Uccle Bantam have five toes?? Only on 1 foot. Updated pics!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LunarRayne, May 28, 2011.

  1. LunarRayne

    LunarRayne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got a bantam from Atwoods and I am almost positive that they get their chicks from Ideal Poultry. My husband noticed that one of the feather footed chicks has 5 toes. I know it is not a Silkie, because I have 2 and they look nothing alike. I am not sure what they all are and I have 14, so I am not really gonna try guess them all right now. I am taking it one by one, and this is 4. ( I have decided I have 2 black Japanese and a bantam silver laced wyndotte ( although that one I am still questioning...) I had decided it was a Golden Neck d Uccle Bantam, but now I am not sure because of the five toes.

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  2. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    No, D'Uccles typically have four toes. Any chance you can post pictures of the bird in question?
     
  3. Doctim

    Doctim Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, A pic would be best but it sounds like you may have picked up a faverolle.
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  4. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the previous post. Dorking, Faverolle, Houden, Sultan, and Silkie Bantams all have five toes. Do any of these fit or could it be a mixed breed? Post a picture if you can! [​IMG]
     
  5. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would agree with the faverolle but Ideal doesn't sell bantam faverolles..my only guess is sultan unless it's a silkie but a different color than your two?
     
  6. LunarRayne

    LunarRayne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. I will get a pic . I went to investigate the 5th toe, and it is only on one foot... and not really a whole toe... weird.

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  7. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! That don't look like any of my sultans I got from Ideal. That toe is weird. Is that a cockrel? Looks like one/. Could that be the start of a spur?
     
  8. LunarRayne

    LunarRayne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea what age the things are. I got 14 of them from Atwoods because 1 had so much poo caked to it's back side it had trouble walking. I was angry and bought all 14 so I could take care of them [​IMG] My husband said I was crazy. [​IMG] The AM told me the chick had been like that for several days had had been just fine. It was 2 days later before it started to eat again... I should note, this is not that chick. Just one of the 14. The poo covered chick is doing fine, and is stating to grow body now, and is catching up to its wings...[​IMG]

    I think it is somewhere between 3 and 5 weeks old, though. It does have little spur nubs, and I really don't care if it is a roo or not... I would prefer hen. I already had 5 bantams, then I bought the 14 more... Plus the 3 BR, 4 PR, 1 cochin, 9 JG, 5 EE, 2 Pekins, 2 Mallards, and 3 Guineas... Oh an some packing peanuts I am pretty sure are white leghorns...
     
  9. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is odd....should not really have spur at that young age...and the other foot does not have that "5th toe"...is there any chance it could be a deformity??? [​IMG]
     
  10. LunarRayne

    LunarRayne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah.. I am really thinking deformity. I guess I will have to wait and see. Most of my chicks have the little bumps where the spurs go at around 3 weeks... My husband and I have a tendency to raise strange animals...
     

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