Silkie with four toes?

princessmama

Songster
10 Years
Apr 2, 2009
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4
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I bought four silkie chicks a couple weeks back...They are so cute! My question is one is quite a bit larger than the others and only has four toes---Can silkies only have four toes? Does this mean it's a cross or just poor quality breeding?
 

mom2chicksandpups

Songster
10 Years
Apr 18, 2009
1,000
10
159
Southeast Alabama
Yes, they can have 4 toes or sometimes even 6. It just means it's a pet quality bird. If it has other qualities that don't appear to be Silkie, it's possible that it could be a cross.
 

princessmama

Songster
10 Years
Apr 2, 2009
269
4
129
Thanks
I figured it meant pet quality. They don't look like crosses to me, but I don't have much experience at all.
 

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