My free rare chick has 7 toes per foot!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by aliciaford, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. aliciaford

    aliciaford In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2008
    Ok, now I swear I am not crazy. My free rare chick started out yellow with some dark areas on the back with the softest fuzz, nothing like any of my other 9 breeds. It has fur on the feet, like my brahmas, but yesterday my DH pointed out that the rare chick has 7, [​IMG] yes 7 toes on each foot. It is 9 weeks old, and I cannot beleive that I have not noticed this sooner (hard to notice with 74 others running around). Is this a genetic defect or a trait of a certain breed???? Chick is now dark with areas of gold, sort of similar to my golden wyndotte, but yet different. Will post pictures later if anyone is interested. Thanks.
  2. bangor777

    bangor777 Songster

    May 4, 2008
    oh, I want to see!!!! Wonder what it is?
  3. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Songster

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    yes...where are the pictures!!??
  4. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pics, Pics, Pics [​IMG]
  5. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    I think silkies have 5 toes, and their fuzzy.

    Pics would help
  6. aliciaford

    aliciaford In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2008
    I will post pictures tommorrow. Forgot to bring my camera to work. It is definately not a silkie. I have the poor chick seperated from the rest of the group because it seems to be picked on.

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