I have this Silkie Rooster.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MidnightChickenLover, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. MidnightChickenLover

    MidnightChickenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He isn't all fluff or sweet. He is nice to his hens though and protects them from other roosters. We have our chickens free range.
    Well anyway, He was born with one of his toes tipped white. He still has it. It is around the base where the tip of the toe is to his nails, or "claws".
    Is this just a deformity, does it happen often?
     
  2. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It happens, especially in hatchery birds. doesnt mean he wont make a nice yard rooster, just not show quality. Glad he is good to his hens, a roo like that is a good bird to keep around. [​IMG]
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    If it is limited to the tip of a toe, I would say ignore it and focus on the birds other qualities in determining whether it has show or breeder potential. If you were dealing with all the toes being completely white, I would say differently.
     
  4. MidnightChickenLover

    MidnightChickenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not breeding or showing him. I got him from a straight run batch and he just turned out to be a guy.. I keep my chickens for pets. [​IMG]
    Thanks for the answers!
     

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