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For those of us wondering about 5 toe chickens.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkiebeginer, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. silkiebeginer

    silkiebeginer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had been wondering what breeds had 5 toes other than silkie. After trying to seasch the web so far the only 5 toe chicks i can find listed are........
    ***DORKING***
    ***FAVEROLLE***
    ***HOUDAN***
    ***SULTAN*** and
    ***SILKIE***
    Thanks for all those who have left replies for my other posts. I am going to assume my 2 silver looking chicks are blue silkies and my orangish ones are buff silkies since they have 5 toes,lol.
    The place i bought my eggs do not have Dorkings and Faverolle are not bantam, they don't carry Houdans and they don't carry Sultans,lol.

    Thanks all...Jennifer
     
  2. Chellester

    Chellester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for posting this info! [​IMG]

    I was really curious about this because I just hatched out some chickens from eggs I got from my in-law's flock, and some of them have five toes. I know the moms of these are Plymouth Rocks, and I had no idea what the dads are (I knew they were mixed, but I never really saw all of them because they free range and there are a LOT of them), but I assumed they were all standard size... anyway, I was a little disappointed when I saw the five-toed ones, because I hatched these for laying hens and wanted good size eggs (the rest of my flock are all banties). But since there's some standard sizes with 5 toes, there's still a chance these chicks will get big enough to lay good sized eggs.
     
  3. silkiebeginer

    silkiebeginer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    D'UCCLES...Do they have 5 toes? Seems like that was one i forgot to put on the list?

    That was the ones listed at ChickenFeet.com I think was what it was called, don't hold me to that. It seems like that was also one listed on Meyer Hatchery. Ok I copy and pasted the ones that they have at Meyer. Mine are a mix of these. if only I knew which ones,lol

    Product Information
    Receive an assortment of Bantam chicks such as (Silkies, Brahmas, Frizzles, Cochins, Mille Fleurs, and Porcelains). No guarantee on the number of each kind, but it will contain at least three types of these feather legged bantams. Straight Run Only (this list was for day olds, i bought fertile eggs)


    Jennifer
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2007
  4. Chellester

    Chellester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's one I can answer with confidence... D'Uccles only have 4 toes.

    I know because I have them! [​IMG]
     
  5. silkiebeginer

    silkiebeginer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahh, yes thanks for clearing that up,lol. They have feather leggs but 4 toes. Wonder if i have any of those in my bunch. Whats the babies look like? 5 of my babies I am sure are silkies but the rest are a mystery. Most are black, some have white on their little behinds but black everywhere else.

    Jennifer
     
  6. Chellester

    Chellester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a pic of my Mille Fleur D'Uccles at 2 days old:

    [​IMG]

    You could still have other color D'Uccles if the coloring is different, or something else altogether.
     
  7. silkiebeginer

    silkiebeginer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chellester.....I don't know if you have see my thread, UPDATE I HAVE BABIES PICS ON THIS ONE, but those are pics of my new babies. All of them but the 5 have 4 toes and feather legs.

    Jennifer
     

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