How many of you have a chicken like this?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Shadowhills Farm, May 28, 2010.

  1. Shadowhills Farm

    Shadowhills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Crystal River, Fl
    Some of our hens went broody, and out of 20 something eggs, only 4 hatched. All are Silkie/Cochin/Key West Gypsy mixes. The first chick died, but we still have three cute little chicks. Today, I picked up the youngest one and....

    The little chick has a foot with 5 toes and one foot with 4 toes!!!

    I thought that was so cute....I will have to post pics for you guys to see [​IMG]
  2. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    We had a silkie cross that had 4 toes on 1 foot and 5 on the other. Now we have a silkie with 5 on 1 foot and 6 on the other.
  3. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    I can't wait for pics!!
    My neighbour has something like 64 chickens and only 2 have diffrent number of toes on each foot.

    Foche has 6 toes on one foot and 3 on the other.
    Amada has 5 toes on one foot and 6 on the other.

    Both are special girls, but boy they are full of toes.
  4. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    It's quite common to have silkie or silkie crosses with 4 toes on one foot and 5 on the other. What is tells you is that they do have the polydactyl gene.

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