A 12-year-old boy with 12 fingers and 12 toes won’t be having surgey to remove his extra digits – because they are not affecting the functions of his hands and feet.
Ouyang Guangchun, from Songpo village in southern China’s Hunan province, is the only member of his family with the condition known as polydactylism.
It is not unusual for children to be born with additional digits, but it is rare for the extra digits to look and function normally.
Guangchun’s mother said: “If people don’t look at his hands or feet carefully, they can hardly tell any unusualness, as the extra digits are growing so naturally with the others.”
Strangely, three months before the birth of Guangchun, his family’s sow also labored a weird shaped piglet, which had eight legs, two mouths and four ears.
“The pig died two days later. It possibly was a bad omen to the family, leading to the birth of my son with extra fingers and toes,” the mother added.