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Half silkie?

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Hi there! I'm new to the chicken world and just purchased three "silkie" chickens-two hens and one rooster. I'm pretty confident the man lied to me but I have no intention of g[IMG]etting rid of them. I just want to know what kind they are! The rooster (alone in the pic) has about three extra toes on each foot as well, does this mean he's inbred?
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Sorry the above message went a bit wonky. This is a picture of the females
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They are silkies. The silkied feathering gene is recessive so if they were a silkie/non-silkie mix they wouldn't have silkied feathering. They look like they may be hatchery quality silkies though, which are often bigger and less silkie-like than breeder quality silkies. But I'm not a silkie expert. (wow, I just said the word silkie about 8, now 9 times lol)

 

Here's a silkie thread you could post in to see what the experts say

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/297632/silkie-thread

 

Also :welcome 

 

Oh and not sure about the rooster with tons of toes, I had one silkie hen with 6 toes but still not sure what caused that (they are supposed to have 5 toes)


Edited by Lozuufy - 4/4/16 at 3:45pm
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17+ pigeons, about 20 coturnix quail, 10 chickens and 2 angora rabbits
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Thank you Lozuufy! I really appreciate your feedback smile.png
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