We were gypped a toe!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cuttlefishherder, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Cuttlefishherder

    Cuttlefishherder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol We have our first crested chickens, Mottled Houdans!Yayayayayaya! But when we got home some one asked 'I thought they had 5 toes?' and sure enough, the one she was holding only had 4 toes! So we checked the other one and she has 5 toes. Lol So is it usual that they some times come with four toes? Just curious, they wont be show birds or any thing, just back yard pets. [​IMG]
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Not uncommon. Polydactyly has a wide range of expression. Unless you told the breeder you wanted birds for showing or that meet the standard, missing a toe is no big deal.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Also to note - Hatchery/poor quality Houdans and Houdan crosses are VERY common. [​IMG]
     

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