Silkie questions for you silkie experts :)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by peepinator, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. peepinator

    peepinator Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I just got a few silkie mixes and wondered about their toes. I've got one ( a black one) that has 4 on one side and 5 on the other and I have another one (pure white) that has 6 on each side and her feet are blue in color and so is her beak. Is this common to have less than or more than 5 toes in this breed of bird? What kind of birds have blue colored feet? I think The silkies feet are supposed to be black, aren't they? Can the more or less toes happen in the pure bred birds too or just the mixes? I also wondered if both the hens and roosters have the blue earlobes? Thanks for your help [​IMG]
     
  2. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    If they are silkie mixes then all bets are off as far as number of toes, color of beaks, feet etc.
     
  3. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    silkies have blue feet, and roos and hens both have blue earlobes. toes in a mix are a roll of the dice.
     

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