- Apr 8, 2016
I just picked up two of the same chick at a local store and trying to figure out what they are. I think they have the frizzle gene but they both have 5 toes. What breed do you think they could be?
They look white, maybe cream.
Faverolles, Dorkings, Houdans and Silkies all have five toes, which is why I think these are either Faverolles x frizzled Cochin or frizzled Cochin with something with five toes further back in their ancestry. Booted bantams have white skin but only four toes and I don't know if they come in frizzled varieties. And purebred Faverolles with frizzling would be rare if they exist at all, and not something you'd find at a feed store.As far as I know the five toes is a silkie gene, but white skin? I’m stumped. Do any other breeds have 5 toes?
Well in a few more weeks they will have all there little feathers so maybe that will tell me more. I also have a silkie that I hatched that has only 4 toes?Yeah. I think they are probably frizzled Cochins with something further back in their ancestry that made the extra toe crop up. They sure are cute!
Yes you will definitely know more as they feather out. A Silkie with four toes usually means some mixing has gone on.Well in a few more weeks they will have all there little feathers so maybe that will tell me more. I also have a silkie that I hatched that has only 4 toes?