five toes??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by earnhardtlvr, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a newbie to raising chickens so this is prob a dumb ?, but here goes: Silkies have 5 toes right? Well I am assuming that other breeds can have more than they r supposed to also?? I have what we think is a light brahma and I noticed today that it has 5 toes...so I guess it's just wishful thinking to hope that we were completely wrong and I someone got a silkie??


    Ok, here is a pic of the baby we thought was a light brahma...she and her sister have the same coloring, 5 toes on each foot...any ideas? She was born April 4th.

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  2. paramedic07

    paramedic07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All Silkies Have BLACK SKIN AND The Five Toes Along With Favrolles, Dorkings, And I Think Top Hats LIKE HOUDANS AND SULTANS.
     
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  3. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The easiest way to tell if its a silkie is if it has black skin on the body and legs [​IMG]
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Houdans and Sultans [​IMG] Those are the "top hat" breeds w/ five toes.
     
  5. earnhardtlvr

    earnhardtlvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will take a pic of my baby with 5 toes and post it when I go out to take care of them. Please check back later to look at the pic and help me figure this out! [​IMG]
     
  6. paramedic07

    paramedic07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Houdans and Sultans [​IMG] Those are the "top hat" breeds w/ five toes.

    thankya. i was drawing a blank on that.
     
  7. Emmalion

    Emmalion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a mystery chick with 5 toes that no one on here can even identify. [​IMG]

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    She is much bigger now I have to get updated pics. I named her Mocha because of her beautiful chocolate and caramel coloring which is now turning gray in the wings.
     
  8. FrickenChickenz

    FrickenChickenz New Egg

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    Hi, I looked up about five toed chickens too and I came across this. Im also confused as we bought 3 pullets a few weeks ago and just today I noticed they had 5 toes! They are none of the breeds stated below so I was wondering is it a deformity on other breeds? And does it effect them in any way?

    Thanks.
     
  9. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    This chicky looks alot like a red Dorking :)
    Nikki
     
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  10. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    And yes, it is possible for breeds that aren't supposed to have extra toes to have them pop up occasionally. It usually means that the bird had a five toed ancestor at some point.
    Nikki
     
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