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


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  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    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

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    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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