My new chick's double back toes

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kara_leigh, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my new chicks has double back toes. They grow from the same spot, and are shorter than normal. He still gets around just fine though. I think it is kind of neat.

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  2. BuffyGRL

    BuffyGRL Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Looks a little unusual but I think its kinda neat myself..Never seen that before
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    How cool is that? Nothing wrong with being different.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    That's a keeper!

    You need to keep it and breed it and keep track of the offspring with the same trait.

    And if he has daughters/pullets with that trait, breed back to them.
     
  5. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    ha, [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. kara_leigh

    kara_leigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:With the risk of sounding stupid, what does the bolded part mean? I honestly have no idea.

    I hope it is a hen (even though I think it is probably a roo) b/c we already have our keeper roo picked out. I can't wait to see what it looks like as an adult, though, b/c it looks so cool right now. I love all of its speckles.
     
  7. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    Quote:With the risk of sounding stupid, what does the bolded part mean? I honestly have no idea.

    I hope it is a hen (even though I think it is probably a roo) b/c we already have our keeper roo picked out. I can't wait to see what it looks like as an adult, though, b/c it looks so cool right now. I love all of its speckles.

    She means to let this one produce offspring, pick out the babies with double toes, and let them (the opposite sex) breed with this one. That would create a line of double toed birds. [​IMG]

    I have a mixed breed chick with a tiny extra toe coming out of the sides of both feet. It is so tiny it looks like it is all toenail. [​IMG]
     
  8. Roo on Harley

    Roo on Harley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would keep her to breed just for curiosity:/
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Polydactyly is a dominant trait if I remember right. Silkies, sultans, and dorkings all have that 5th toe, so maybe your little girl has one of those in her history!
     
  10. Roo on Harley

    Roo on Harley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to mention to keep a close eye on it, if it colors differently.
     

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