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I have a chick that looks just like the silkies but

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Denece&Lacey, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Denece&Lacey

    Denece&Lacey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it only has 4 toes. The others have 5. What else could it be though?
     
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    A mix would be my guess with a cochin maybe? I have some crosses that have the 5 toes and some that look exactly like them but only have 4.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Some silkies that are pet quality will have 4 toes. In breeder flocks, if it ever comes up, the birds are culled and sold as pets or non breeders.
     
  4. Denece&Lacey

    Denece&Lacey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a full blood, came from a hatchery but its probably pet quality.
     

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