Silkie with four toes?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by princessmama, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. princessmama

    princessmama Songster

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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?
     
  2. princessmama

    princessmama Songster

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    Anybody?
     
  3. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Songster

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    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.
     
  4. princessmama

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    Thanks [​IMG] 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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