Where did it come from?!

magicpigeon

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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.
 

tadkerson

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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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