Web on a FBCM toes?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SkyWarrior, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
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    I was looking at my 3 week old chicks and my FBCM roo chick has webbing between its middle and outside toe where the feathers run up its legs. Is this normal? It's bilateral and he seems to be quite healthy every other way.
     
  2. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a dominant genetic fault, a disqualification in exhibition, and a good reason not to use him in breeding program.
     
  3. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Quote:But not a fatal fault? And I'm not showing -- this is just for my own flock.
     
  4. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Breeding from this bird will increase the problems with the feet of his progeny, as well as webs, you will also get shortened and missing toes.
    But they are your birds and so your choice.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I would say, "Please don't allow this bird to breed".

    He will pass it on to many of not most of his offspring. It is a fault found in feather footed birds. I hatched out some a while back and I rehomed all of the web footed ones.
     

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