My Silkie Has extra toes!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by cherokeechick33, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. cherokeechick33

    cherokeechick33 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok I have a buff silkie that I got from an auction 2 weeks ago. and I just noticed she has an extra "little toe" you know the one at the top the small one? well she has an extra one in each foot. she looks and acts fine. its so weird..... she is sweet though. should I let her breed? she is currently alone now.
    -T
     
  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    You mean in addition to the 5 toes that silkies are supposed to have? [​IMG]
     
  3. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
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    I have a little one week old Silkie with 6 toes on each foot also. Looks kind of creepy, but she doesn't seem to mind lol.
     
  4. cherokeechick33

    cherokeechick33 Out Of The Brooder

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    wait their supposed to have five toes? [​IMG] how many "big" toes? and how many "small" toes??
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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  6. cherokeechick33

    cherokeechick33 Out Of The Brooder

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    in the pic the two little toes are like webbed, my silkie's is not webbed. and she only has 5 toes on each foot.
     
  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:If she has 5 toes, she has the required number of silkie toes.
     
  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    Any more or less than 5 toes on a silkie is a DQ. Unless the bird is excellent in every other aspect, it should not be bred if you're breeding toward the standard.
     
  9. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    The sixth toe is creepy? I think the fifth toe is creepy! Lol. But, everything else about them makes it worth the extra weird toe. [​IMG]
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I believe that should be MY silkie..... [​IMG]
     

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