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5 month old chick- male or female and breed if possible.

post #1 of 7
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This is a 5 month chick, I let my Silkie hens hatch the eggs because non of my larger hens were not brooding. I think it's a female .


These are the hens


This blonde chick is the one in question.


This is the only rooster in with the hens so this is the dad, I think the blonde hen in the first pic is the mom.
What do everyone think?
Edited by JessLonn - 1/17/16 at 3:46pm
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Your Buff Orpington is not the mother of that chick. That dark skin, slight crest, and feathered legs are all dominant traits of Silkies. It's a cockerel with that dark shade of buff on the shoulder/wings and has very visible male saddle feathers.

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It's a product of a silkie; it has black legs and face so one parent is silkie and you only had one cock bird so resulting breed is mixed. 

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post #4 of 7

agree with Junebuggena.   If you only have one silkie -the broody,   she must have contributed an egg of her own.

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post #5 of 7
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I actually have two Silkie hens, 1 Silkie rooster, two Bantam roosters and about 6/7 Bantam hens. That blonde chick is so much larger and it doesn't have blue ear lobes so I thought its a product of my larger hens. I will post pics.



So these are a few pics of my Silkies and Bantam.
Edited by JessLonn - 1/17/16 at 10:09pm
post #6 of 7
Nope, its definitely a Silkie mix. The larger size came from dad, who appears to be a Silver Spangled Hamburg. And I agree, the bird in question looks like a cockerel.
Edited by howfunkyisurchicken - 1/18/16 at 8:28am
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post #7 of 7

silkie mix, cockerel.

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