Silkie toes question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mayberrygirl, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. mayberrygirl

    mayberrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have black silkies hatching in the incubator - the first and only to hatch only have 4 toes on each foot, but the eggs were sold to me as "Pure Silkies" - so what's up??
     
  2. chickenman98

    chickenman98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some times that happens i think
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    4 toes is a recessive that crops up occasionally.
     
  4. mayberrygirl

    mayberrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took the chick out to put it in the brooder and upon further examination - all toes present and accounted for - we have 5 on each foot!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I have had that happen occasion--they are so tiny, and the toes even tinier that I don't count correctly until a week or two later.
     

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