Silkie with 4 toes

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mike001, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. mike001

    mike001 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    I just picked up 4 silkie chicks from TSC (they are cream colored, so I guess they are white silkies?) and one of them has 4 toes. Furry feet, etc., but 4 toes. Thoug it looks like he may have one tiny tiny vestigial toe on one foot.

    Does this happen a lot? Is it indicative of any other problems?
     
  2. Silkie Chick

    Silkie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    We had one that we picked up from TSC that only had nine toes. It was a white one as well. Ours are six or seven weeks, approximately, and are all doing fine. I don't think that a missing toe is too much of a problem unless you ever wanted to show them.
     
  3. mike001

    mike001 Out Of The Brooder

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    Nope, these are just backyard pets/egg layers/child amusers. I don't really care how many toes they have as long as they are healthy.
     
  4. mike001

    mike001 Out Of The Brooder

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    lol now I found one with 6 toes on one foot. My daughters named that one Puffball. The 4 toed one is Doofis.
     

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