Silkie toes

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by waibel zoo, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. waibel zoo

    waibel zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just wondering about silkie toes. I know they should have six only. But I have a chick and the back facing toe forks at the nail and it has two nails on one toe, on both feet. Is this common? I think it is unique and I like unique. Also how will the cranium feel with proper vaulting?
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Silkies should have five toes not six.
     
  3. waibel zoo

    waibel zoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, It has five. I just can't count. Or I was counting the extra toe nail.
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    LOL YUP sometimes its hard to get the little buggers to stay still long enough to even count them [​IMG]
     
  5. HatTrickSilkies

    HatTrickSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Two toenails on one toe will pass down heavily. I wouldn't recommend breeding from this bird if you're breeding to standard.

    ~ Nikki
     
  6. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think your baby might be unique.
     
  7. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    My showgirls just hatched and i think i got some six toe chicken in there too!!! Need to take a pic and send it to debi
     
  8. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Once in awhile you'll see a Silkie with 6 toes. It's a disqualification.
     
  9. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My white silkie has three toes/nails on one and I can only find four toes but she doesn't stay still long enough for me to really count em up. I don't plan to breed her and don't show so I don't mind the extra toes. [​IMG]
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    You occasionally see two nails coming out of one nail bed. Most judges do not DQ it, but given a choice, you shouldn't breed the bird. If it's your best choice, and other traits are outstanding, breed to a bird with perfect toes, or even one with too few toes.
     

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