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Thoughts on stubby nail-less toes on silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by melissa508, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. melissa508

    melissa508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen it before, not since my first few silkies years ago..when i had no clue what a good silkie was supposed to look like. At first I thought the silkie had suffered some type of injury lol.

    Silkies that have a stubby, nail-less toe ...any ideas what causes this..other than having some mixed breeding in the background...Ive seen it passed on for a couple of generations..im assuming this would be a fault?
     
  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as you're referring to the outer toes, it is not a fault of any kind to not have a toenail present.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2009

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