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How many toes does a standard cochin normally have?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by technodoll, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious...

    One of my blue girls has 4 toes on each foot.

    The other has 5 toes on each foot, two of them fused together except for the tip where the claws are (each foot is the same).

    Is she deformed?? [​IMG]
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    4 toes, and that would be a deformity or evidence of some impurity.
     
  3. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this a common deformity?

    She doesn't look mixed... [​IMG]
     
  4. roostercruiser

    roostercruiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not it's not normal. 4 toes is normal.
     
  5. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a possibility that my pullet was crossed with a silkie at one point?

    Are there any other breeds besides the silkie that has 5 toes instead of 4?

    Or is this just a freak genetic mutation? [​IMG]

    Here she is a few days ago, tall and curious... first time touching grass.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there are a lot of breeds that have 5 toes. but the color of the legs should be able to help you some.

    i have salmon favs and houdans that have 5 toes. sultans and dorkings do too.
     
  7. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what color are the legs supposed to be on a cochin?

    sorry for all the newbie questions...

    both my girls have blue-grey slate legs...
     
  8. Chris09

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    Quote:They should be Yellow (Female can have Dusty Yellow but Yellow is preferred)..

    *Dusyt: Refers to a shading of black pigment in the epidermis over yellow pigment in yhe dermis as in dusty yellow shanks (legs)... *

    Chris
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2009
  9. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great... so I went to see a breeder and paid $20 each for sick mutts?? Not even pure??

    I'm sooo ticked!!

    BTW these are her feetsies....

    [​IMG]

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  10. Cuban Longtails

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    She doesn't look like a silkie cross. Potentially a dorking, but why someone would outcross to dorking with their cochin is beyond me. She appears to have white skin, cochin have yellow skin, and as others have said, yellow legs.

    I would contact the breeder. Perhaps s/he didn't realize the birds got mixed at some point?
     

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