New silkie baby....WITH 6 TOES??????? PIC'S!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by k2chickens, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. k2chickens

    k2chickens Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
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    Check this out....

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    one out of the 4 silkie babies i ordered came with a crazy looking toe. They will not seperate...it's one big toe!! Does this happen alot with the sikies?? These are my first. Wonder what i should call it since it's sorta special now? [​IMG]
     
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  2. ljf24

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    Wow![​IMG]
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Yes that is possible. I hatched out my own chicks and one of them had six toes on both feet. I could guess who the father was because one of my roosters' extra toe had two claws on it.

    ETA: The chick was a SilkiexSebright cross, not a purebred. Though I did hatch 3 white silkies and each had the normal five toes.
     
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  4. Lover-of-Poultry

    Lover-of-Poultry In the Brooder

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    That is weird--
    (please dont bash me here- not my families fault). I have seen chicks with 2 and 3 heads that didnt live very long poor things [​IMG] I think it was because the eggs we purchase had been so inbred they didnt stand a chance. [​IMG] Needless to say never bought there again at all. Plus they wasnt even double yolk to boot- which we NEVER set double yokers- ever.

    But I havent seen the 6 toes before.
    That is very educational tool (pics) - thank you for sharing.
     
  5. Hotttmommi

    Hotttmommi Songster

    This is my white silkies feet it has six toes on each foot

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    Sorry about the small pics
     
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  6. Haley_LinckHillPoultry

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    That's weird, they're all connected to the same spot!
    Reminds me of the three-headed dragon creature.
     
  7. k2chickens

    k2chickens Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    Quote:i know right!!!! I just noticed another one of my silkies had a weird indention on his nose now. Man this is makeing me upset...of the 4 silkies i ordered..2 are tainted...man should i call the hatchery? I think they had a bad batch of silkies.
     
  8. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

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    I have 2 silkies that only have 4 toes. I wondered where their other toes went. Your silkie stole my silkies toes!!!
     
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  9. Lover-of-Poultry

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  10. LilPeeps

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    It's not uncommon to get silkies with too many toes, although too few toes are most often seen.
     

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