Extra Toes

Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by Bowser, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. Bowser Life is Fatal. Valued Senior Member

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    So my wife and daughter brought home a puppy several weeks back. A curious thing is that it has an extra toe on each back foot. I'm curious what genetic relic, if any, might be responsible? I know some people have extra toes and fingers, but I don't understand how the genetics happen. Are they an error or a throwback from earlier evolution?
     
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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Very common in cats.
     
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