Silkie Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickengirl47, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello-

    I have 17 silkies and I was wondering if it is normal for silkies to have six toes. Forteen of the silkies have five toes on their feet, one has six toes, and the other one has five toes on one foot, and four toes on the other.

    Thanks!
     
  2. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 toes is the standard for silkies. 6 and 4 toe birds are disqualified.

    As far as being normal...for pet quality birds, yes. For show quality and breeding to the standard....no.
     
  3. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The birds with 9, 11 or 12 toes can be used for breeding, but not showing.
     

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