Mutant Silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LizaBlue, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. LizaBlue

    LizaBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Recently got my first Silkies from a nearby breeder/enthusiast, and as I hadn't researched chickens since we started our flock last year, I really didn't know what to look for.

    Are 7 toes and single combs normal/ok, or do I have freaks?

    The seller is new to breeding them as well, and hadn't noticed the extra toes. How soon do combs start developing? I may want to breed some, and I wouldn't want to sell any duds, but I won't cull a chicken for no reason.

    Also, do the roosters normally shake their head a lot like they have water in their ears? I think he's just trying to get the feathers out of his eyes to see, since he usually does it when he's walking around in a new place.
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    you got mutants...[​IMG]
     
  3. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    .... teenage mutant ninja silkies?...

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  4. SnuggleBear

    SnuggleBear Out Of The Brooder

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    Silkies have 5 toes
     
  5. Zinnia-Hen

    Zinnia-Hen Live & Let Live

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  6. LizaBlue

    LizaBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    teenage mutant ninja silkies....that sooo explains their weird behavior.
     

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