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Silky toes?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Spires6, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Spires6

    Spires6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    Well I got on this website and saw all the pretty little bantam chicks everyone was getting at TSC and I had to get some. We now have 8 mystery chicks. I believe one is a silkie. I have never had silkies before. My son was looking at her feet and he noticed that she seems to have extra toes. Is this typical of silkies? Or do I have a freaky silky?
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Hi and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Silkies have 5 toes and black skin, which is normal for them.

    Hope this is some help!

  3. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    lol is that one foot or two?
  4. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Quote:LOL, I was wondering that too, cause if thats one foot than that's to many toes even for a silkie! [​IMG]
  5. Jeff9118

    Jeff9118 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Greenup KY
    I counted nine. Is that really one foot?
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009
  6. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Looks like 2 feet to me. The feathered shanks dont line up so it cant be one foot.
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Silkies ae supposed to have 5 toes per foot--that photo looks like 9 toes on one foot?!

    Definitely a problem. If that is two feet, then one toe seems to be missing--also a problem, but a bit more normal.

    Feed store/hatchery chicks are often lacking as far as the standard goes.
  8. Spires6

    Spires6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    That's two feet. Five toes on each. Whewww! No freaky chicken here.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009

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