Do you have any idea what polydactylism is? I know it's a "big" word. See if there's an adult there who can help you.<quoted text> Lots ofinbreeding in Amish communities ? Your an idot who must get your 411 from a whiskey glass. People like you who vomit garbage as if they had a clue make me laugh. Having dealt with several Amish i found some of the most devoted Christians of any group ive met. Why dont you get a life and stop trying to show the world how ignorant you really are?
It's when people have more than 5 fingers or toes.
Alleles that lead to polydactylism among the normal population: 1/1000
Among the Amish 1/14
That's an EXTREMELY high rate. You can't get a rate that high without inbreeding.
I'm not talking about father/daughter stuff. I'm talking multiple generations of first and second cousins.
There is A LOT of inbreeding among the Amish. They are a closed off, small community which frequently marry within their own group and rarely bring in fresh genetic material from outsiders.