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Where did it come from?!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by The Red Rooster, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    I have some chicks. Some of them have 5 toes. Its weird because there mom and dad don't have 5 toes.

    Where did this come from?
     
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    I bet thats what happened. They're dad is a silkie. Thanks!
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Silkies are supposed to have 5 toes. You SURE he doesn't? [​IMG]
     
  5. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Quote:Silkies are supposed to have 5 toes. You SURE he doesn't? [​IMG]

    x2
     
  6. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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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
     
  7. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    No he doesn't. Its wierd..
     

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