Question on silkie toes... PIC

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silkiechick05, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On the forth and fifth toes, or the ones on the side of the leg, is it bad if the two toes are completely separated and don't make a "v" shape??

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  2. dsowens15

    dsowens15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES its bad but is it just on one leg? Seems to be a bird for the breeding pens to me.
     
  3. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the other foot is really nice.


    I guess what I'm asking is, if I show this bird in the future, will this be enough of a hinderance to make it disqualified?
     
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  4. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    This is how the toes should be [​IMG][​IMG]

    But from what I was told and read, judges dont care about the toe spacing, they just care that all 5 toes are there on each foot and there are no foot dq's like duck foot.
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Yes... but if it were a Faverolle, then the fifth toe would look like a velociraptors.... [​IMG]
     
  7. iluvmychicks

    iluvmychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To be honest judges but very little significance on toe placement. As long as the toes aren't fused or double toe nails on a toes. Judges are looking for type first then condition and vigor. I've seen less then perfect toes go right up on Champion Row. So in a nut shell if you bird has excellent silkie type, color, condition ect. then I would not hesitate to show it or use it as a breeder. Just my humble opinion:)

    Shari
     
  8. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your feedback!!
     
  9. littledirtlane

    littledirtlane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a silkie that I hatched this morning with 6 toes...on EACH foot...lol. All six toes have nice placement - haha...perfect V's!
     
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  10. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL! ... congratulations...

    They are cute anyways!
     

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