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Fifth toe questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wee Timmy, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Wee Timmy

    Wee Timmy Just Hatched

    Mar 30, 2017
    I was wondering about the fifth toe in some breeds, like does it serve any actual purpose? Does is have a bone in it? If so is the bird able to move it? I am currently raising sultans and salmon faverolles, and I'm interested in the trait.
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    It has a bone in it, but it doesn't have any purpose

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