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

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    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

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    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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