Where did it come from?!

magicpigeon

Songster
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Oct 9, 2010
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Spontaneous mutation? A throwback to a grandparent? I've had silkies with 4 toes on each foot and 6 toes. It happens.
 

Illia

Crazy for Colors
10 Years
Oct 19, 2009
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Quote:
Silkies are supposed to have 5 toes. You SURE he doesn't?
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tadkerson

Crowing
Jul 19, 2008
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Polydactyly is complicated. There is a recessive form of polydactyly. The environment during incubation can suppress the trait. The parents carry the genes for polydactyly but do not have the extra digit or digits.

Tim
 

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