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Any guesses on what breed these little cuties are?

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Ok, I'm back! I visited a friend yesterday and she had a pen of silkies. I haven't ever had any silkies, so I'm completely lost on this breed. The only thing I knew was that they tend to go broody. Anyway, in this pen with them was 4 chicks. They didn't look like what I would imagine a silkie chick to look like so I asked if they were mixed with anything bc she had previously told me they were silkie chicks, she said no. That the silkies laid them and sat on them, and that they had all stayed in that pen together. I took them anyway, went home and did some research and I don't think the are silkie chicks AT ALL! They have 4 toes, and they don't have silkie feathers! They seem to have the same growth of feathers as my other chicks that are the same age, but they are tiny! There is 4 of them, 3 have the start of feathers on their legs. And they look like tge have straight combs. I'm certain the other chickens in that pen were silkies, but what the heck are these chicks?! Any guesses? Thanks!

Sorry, the pics were hard to get....these chicks were scared to death and just tremble when held.


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Are you still working on getting the pics up?  That's one thing I have not mastered here yet.

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Yes, sorry my phone takes forever to upload pics!!
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Definitely not Silkies. I'd say Old English Game Bantam cross. They've got the body and head but the feathered legs must come from some kind of infusion. Certainly if they do have any Silkie in them it is a small amount. It's really too hard to tell for sure at this age, though.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Are you sure this person is a friend?  I would say "et tu brute"       I don't see any silkie in them at all

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Haha, yeah... well I actually met her selling some fertile eggs, which turned into her buying hay for her goats as well. But now we stay in touch. I know she wouldn't intentionally lie to me, I just think she is overwelmed. She is an older lady with A LOT of animals! She probably set some eggs under her silkies and by the time they hatched, she forgot about setting the eggs and thought they must have been silkie eggs. Anyway, she's a really sweet lady and I think very highly of her, just curious what I may have ended up with? I would have taken them either way, I'm sure they will grow up to be something cute, they have nice colors. Thank you!!
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Definitely not Silkies. I'd say Old English Game Bantam cross. They've got the body and head but the feathered legs must come from some kind of infusion. Certainly if they do have any Silkie in them it is a small amount. It's really too hard to tell for sure at this age, though.

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Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

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They have their exits and their entrances,
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Post more pictures in a month or two and I'm sure we'll be able to help you out.
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