Friday, September 30, 2011


The silkie breed of chickens has 5 toes rather than four which is considered a fact which I had momentarily lost sigh of yesterday while studying the new birds trying to decide their sex.
I starting seeing the fifth toe on the birds which grows under the place where the spurs pop on roosters when they mature and decided all the silkies had long spures which would mean every bird was a old rooster.
I kept watching trying to see the spures , the task was covered by the feathers growing on their feet and legs. finally I remembered the fact that they had 5 toes and realized what I was looking at was a toe.
The sun is up and I have yet to venture out but will shortly to check on the chickens , guineas, dogs and cats.


Anonymous said...

Hope you don't have all roosters. My new hens (I was given 5 and I think they may be cherry eggers) are laying a dark, dark reddish brown egg.

The 4th Sister said...

Pat don't buther one of those black things...It made me ill to look at it