In the Brooder
- Apr 16, 2014
I was just wondering if silkies are the only bred of chicken with five toes..
Dorkings, faverolles, houdans, silkies and sultans are the five five-toed breeds.
Silkies originate from the Himalayan region of China, and are mentioned in Chinese myth/legend and writings from over a thousand years ago. Dorkings were mentioned in Roman writings over a thousand years ago. While the written history of the dorking is considerably longer, the geographic distances apart tell me that they are unlikely to be related simply becuase they share a trait. I don;t know about the other breeds' histories