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Silkie, right?

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Morning,
Our local TSC has a bin of chicks right now that I am almost positive are silkies but the manager says "no" although she couldn't tell me why she thought that.

They are:
White with a visible "puff" behind beak/between eyes
Very Black legs with full feathering
Black beaks
I could not see extra toes
I could not see skin color

I am going in today to get meat chickens and would like to buy a couple of these too, if everyone thinks they ARE silkies.
What I'm asking is - is with the way I described them is there ANYTHING ELSE these could be BUT a silkies? If so, what?

Thanks!
post #2 of 8
I've never seen another breed with black legs/skin at TSC. I'd say chances are very high that they're Silkies.
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post #3 of 8
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Thanks for the positive vote.  By your picture, I would say that you know a silkie.  Beautiful bird!  I ended up buying two today when I went in.  The DO have extra toes and black skin.  Silkie! 

It's really funny because only hours after being here they are totally the bosses of the brooder.  Like in a "I know I'm beautiful, get the heck out of my way" as they knock over a meat peep on the way to the feeder. LOL.

post #4 of 8
You're welcome. And, thank you! That blue girl is Wendy 1 (or 2, I can't tell them apart tongue.png ), one of my favorite girls. She's a looker smile.png

Its good they're being assertive, hopefully they'll stay that way so they don't get picked on. Congrats on your new chicks!
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post #5 of 8
Sounds like a Silkie to me
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If you get them  - take photos and put them up here for us to see.

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Here's one after 10 days. Adorable!
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