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Worlds cutest mutant chicken

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by laurenbeautyroo, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. laurenbeautyroo

    laurenbeautyroo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi
    I wanted to show pictures of one of my chickens. Her name is Diedre. Her mum is a bantam with a bit of silkie I think and her dad was a bantam as well.

    She is absolutely tiny compared to them.
    She also has an extra toe on each foot! [​IMG]

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    Chickens R Us Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    She's lovely. Looks very sweet, too.

    Is it just the pic angle, or does she lack the outermost toe's claw? Or is it just very tiny? One of my banty females has a miniature and upturned claw on each outer toe. She's an inbreed we were given.

    I hate to offer anything negative, but when I have a silkie mix or any chicken really who has a pale face and undeveloped wattles/crest when it has adult feathering, I mark it down as a potential leucosis sufferer/carrier. This may not be the case with yours at all, but I've had to weed (cull) it out of my flock after getting those genes from a purebred breeder, so I'm hyper-suspicious. If she starts wasting or produces offspring that either don't make it to a year, or don't make it much further than a year, that may well be the cause. But I hope she doesn't. If all your poultry have pale faces then it's most likely dietary rather than anything severe.

    Best wishes.
     
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    She is cute. The extra toe can be from Silkie genetics.
     
  5. laurenbeautyroo

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    Oh no hope she hasn't got leucosis. She never really grew which was strange. Some of my chickens have pale faces some don't! I'm scared. I will get a supplement for them.
     
  6. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: I hope she doesn't either, and it's not too likely. There are a lot of causes of the symptoms I mentioned. A supplement should help a lot. All the best.
     

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