Silkie chick with six toes ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by poultrykeeper08, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a silkie chick hatch out today and it has 6 toes . Does that hapen some times or is it wierd ? lol
     
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    silkies are a breed which has 6 toes.
     
  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I thought they had 5 toes?
     
  4. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    They're supposed to have 5 toes, but their lil feet are a bit strange, and I wouldn't be surprised to get one with 6.
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Once in awhile you'll get one with 6 but they are, in fact, supposed to have 5. If showing is a consideration that extra toe is a disqualification.
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep, they are supposted to have 5 toes. Polydactally is common in them.
     
  7. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    whoops. duh [​IMG]

    Well...
    I'm not a silkie expert...

    so you guys would know more about me there lol.
    I knew they had at least one extra toe... but then again I dont sit and count them lol.
     

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