six toes not counting spurs

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cariboujaguar, May 16, 2009.

  1. cariboujaguar

    cariboujaguar Songster

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    I just picked up a rooster from a friend, he is banty size, looks to be a dUccle cross or poor purebred and has six toes not counting his spurs... is that normal??? I've never seen a six toed chicken, but never really paid attention...

    also we got a RIR roo, 8 weeks, when should we butcher him? he's intended for the dinner plate eventually [​IMG]
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

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    normal if he's a cross of silkie/ dorking... they sometimes do have 6 toes.

    We usually leave our chicken till 6 months for butchering.
     
  3. cariboujaguar

    cariboujaguar Songster

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    there is nothing silki-ish about him and it's a stretch to imagine he has any dorking in him... I'll have to get pics...

    ETA: you're right, my husband just reminded me he has a walnut comb like this and that pic looks like a silkie, so he must have some silkie in him? I am so not educated about chickens... but otherwise he looks completely like a dUccle or w/e they're called...
     
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  4. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

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    d'uccle? then you'll need to look at faverolles as well..
     
  5. cariboujaguar

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    Quote:why is that?
     
  6. danielbrown

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    Faverolles have five toes, feather legs, and a beard.
    They come in bantams.
     
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  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    6 Toes ??????? pic's please.
     
  8. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Songster

    PICS!! Then send it to Debi!
    ETA: The picture, not the bird. She's digitally overcompensated, see, and all her avies have multiple digits.
     
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  9. cariboujaguar

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    will get pics when I find time *sigh*
     

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