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Double toed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by joneus, May 22, 2011.

  1. joneus

    joneus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are a "barnyard mix" of Orpingtons, Marans and EE's, so I have no clue which exact breed I'm looking at. One of my chicks has what I can only describe as "double toes" on the back of her feet. Is this a breed thing or a genetic fluke?

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    Not a GREAT pic, I know- but its the best one I've been able to get, considering that if shes not moving on them, she's sleeping on them. [​IMG]
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    It's normal on certain breeds. It's called a fifth toe.


    Breeds that have five toes:

    Silkie
    Sultan
    Dorking
    Houdan
    Favorelle

    I may have left some off... Can't think of any others at the moment.
     

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