Baby boy born with 12 tiny fingers, 12 tiny toes

Jeshuah Fuller's fingers and toesJeshuah Fuller is just over 7 pounds (3.2kg), but in the eyes of his proud parents, he's as mighty as Goliath. Like the biblical giant, Jeshuah was born with six fingers on each hand and six toes on both feet.

Jeshuah's father was born with a sixth finger on his left hand. "I was like, wow, I gave him the finger," said the 29-year-old dad, who asked to remain anonymous.

While one in 2,000 babies is born with an extra finger or toe, it's much rarer to have extra digits on each appendage, said Dr. Robert Marion, director of genetics at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore.

Among African-Americans, one in 200 is born with a sixth finger or toe, he said. The condition - known as polydactyly or hexadactyly - is usually genetic.

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