Whats with the feet??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Coulter Farm12, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Coulter Farm12

    Coulter Farm12 In the Brooder

    these are one of our own chicks we hatched and I noticed this is the only one with feet like this. Anyone want to take a stab at this one? Buff Orpington is the father and the hens are Black and Blue Cochins.[​IMG] Thanks

  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Somebody's been breeding the cochins to make sizzles...

    That's my stab at it, lol. Check the cochins for an extra toe.
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Polydactyly is a dominant trait which means that it will show up again and again once the gene is in your flock. There are silkie genes running around in there somewhere. I agree that someone was probably crossing a cochin and silkie.
  4. Coulter Farm12

    Coulter Farm12 In the Brooder

    I will in the morning, I was going to look at the girls, see who the guilty one is. there were not any Silkies here unless it was prior before we got the hens. I did read something on the Silkies about their feet but not since the hens have been here.

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