Fifth toe on only one foot

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Abbie79, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Abbie79

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    At TSC I checked out several grey/black chicks from the bantam bin that had five toes. I was sure that the chick I was asking for was a blue silkie bantam. Just today I realized this fuzzy legged chick only has four toes on one foot and technically three toes, and one split x 2 toe on the other. Is this a defect? What breed do I have?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Some silkies are born with the wrong number of toes, and that would not affect their value in a pet flock. Breeders and those who show silkies would not be able to use them.

    I hope this helps. I am assuming that your chick looks like a silkie chick in all the other ways.
     
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    It does, as far as I understand it. It has black colored feet and skin, and an irregular shaped dome/plumage developing on it's head. This excludes it from being a Cochin bantam, yes?
     
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  5. Abbie79

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    Thank you!
     

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