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What cross breed do you think this is?

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Maybe Silkie/leghorn cross?

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A better picture would help. It looks like a regular pet quality Black silkie to me.

And in the picture, it's feet kind of look swollen. hu.gif
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Originally Posted by Peep-Chicken View Post

A better picture would help. It looks like a regular pet quality Black silkie to me.

And in the picture, it's feet kind of look swollen. hu.gif

Don't regular silkies normally have walnut combs? And aren't their earlobes purple?


Edited by Chicken Girl1 - 10/12/15 at 6:16am

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Don't regular silkies normally have walnut combs? And aren't their earlobes purple?

I have a silkie with a single comb from a hatchery. Since the single comb is recessive, it can show sometimes when both parents have a heterozygous genotype . This is poor breeding practice, but it's a common flaw among hatchery-bred silkie. Silkies also have blue ears :)

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I have a silkie with a single comb from a hatchery. Since the single comb is recessive, it can show sometimes when both parents have a heterozygous genotype . This is poor breeding practice, but it's a common flaw among hatchery-bred silkie. Silkies also have blue ears smile.png
Exactly. smile.png
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That is the strangest comb I have ever seen, more like a hood,  I don't think this is poor quality,  it is a mix,  and his feet look bad,  swollen or  scaly mites - poor thing.

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Yes he does look in bad shape. My daughter picked him up about 2 weeks and there is also a hen in similar condition. They both feel horrible to hold. How can I tell if its scaley mites or a moult?
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