Non-extra toed silkie? Edit: Pics!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChickenPeep, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Hey guys, i think this is the right place to post this, but anyway...
    We got a dozen "mixed breed" eggs that hatched. I think this one is a silikie. It has fluffy feet, and the feathers growing in are silkie like. I just noticed that this one dosen't have extra toes. So i was just curious, is it possible for silkies to not have extra toes?

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    This pic makes her look a light grey, but she's actually darker.
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    Last edited: Nov 9, 2011
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, some silkies have 4 toes, some have 6 toes.
     
  3. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes but it dq
     
  4. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Wow! Thanks for the quick reply!
    Cool, thanks!!
     
  5. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Quote:yes but it dq

    ??? What is dq? [​IMG]
     
  6. wholewheatchicken

    wholewheatchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure, but I think dq means disqualifies them, if you were wanting show quality chickens.
     
  7. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Quote:Awww dang. I was thinking about showing them! Darn! [​IMG]
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    DQ - Disqualification. Not only is it a bad thing for showing but also for breeding and as a breed example. Five toed is a dominant gene, and takes some poor breeding or crossbreeding to get a bird without the extra toe(s).

    It's a good pet though [​IMG]
     
  9. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Allright thanks guys!!
     
  10. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    u sure its a silkie and not just a chicken woth silkie feathers
     

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