I have a white chicken with 5 toes is this normal?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FVRM, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. FVRM

    FVRM Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a pure white pullet with 5 toes. i thought only silkies and the like had 5 toes. I don't have a photo of her to post but she looks like a leghorn.
  2. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    There are several breeds with 5 toes, not just silkies. I own several like the Sultan which is normally solid white with 5 toes. Also mixed breeds of a 5-toed breed may have five toes. Post a picture if you manage to get one of your chicken and I may help you identify it.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
  3. fosterson

    fosterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Polydactyly is a common enough mutation in most animals. There are several breeds where it's the breed standard, but it CAN just randomly crop up as a mutation. Silkies and Dorkings have 5 toes as SOP right off the top of my head but I'm sure there are others. It would also be possible for a cross to carry 5 toes, even if they mostly look like a Leghorn.
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  4. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sultans, Houdans and faverolle also. I'm not sure if there are any others.

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