Silkie toes

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tazcat70, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Ok I know to show a silkie it has to have 5 toes, and placement on the foot is important too.


    What if your silkie has more than 5? How does that work in showing? And what about genetics, in the case of breeding (obviously.)

    Thanks for your help in this matter.
  2. pipermark

    pipermark Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    6 toes would be an immediate disqualification.

    As far as breeding, it would depend on the quality of the rest of the bird, if all else was perfect or close to perfect, I would probably keep her in my program
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Agreed. A bird with any more or less than five toes is a DQ.

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