Silkie or not a Silkie

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by claireree, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. claireree

    claireree Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Myself and a friend both got some Silkie chickens from the same breeder but we have now noticed that a couple of them only have 4 toes instead of the normal 5.

    I currently have 3 Silkies, 2 hens and one cockerel, my cockerel and one of the hens has 5 toes and she has hatched 2 chicks which are lovely but everyone is now saying just because they dont have the extra toe they are not proper silkies
  2. RockerHen

    RockerHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2011
    Chappells, SC
    A silkie can have more toes or less toes than they are supposed to- I've encountered both. They still are a silkie; however, they couldn't be shown as it is a disqualification from showing.

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