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We got these chickens from tractor supply 7 weeks ago and were told they were silkie bantams. They look nothing like a silkie. Can anyone tell us what they are?

They are very small, we also want to know when and how to introduce them to the coop with regular sized chickens.

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They are d'uccles. They look a little washed out to be mille fleur. They could be porcelain d'uccles. Also I wasn't sure if those were three different chicks but the bird or birds in the last three photos are definitely cockerels, as well as the one in the top picture on the right. Possibly the one on the left too but its comb is cut off so I can't tell.
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They are d'uccles. They look a little washed out to be mille fleur. They could be porcelain d'uccles. Also I wasn't sure if those were two different chicks but the bird or birds in the last two photos are definitely cockerels, as well as the one in the top picture on the right. Possibly the one on the left too but its comb is cut off so I can't tell.

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post #5 of 9
Yup, they look very similar to my porcelain D'Uccles 😁
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Thanks for all the help
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As far as introducing them to your flock, if you could set them in a chicken tractor, or what have you, and keep them in the area with your other chickens. For me, I have 13 chicks out in my barn that's in the chicken house where my chickens sleep. Mine free range, but they do go in and out the area a lot so they see my chicks- a lot. When the time comes, I will put my chickens on the roost at night with the others and watch them in the morning how they mingle. My current chickens don't like to share the roost too much with each other; they all have their favorite spots. It will be rough at first, but it should come together in few days.

I have a wonderful loving family, so that means my chickens get alot of love from us-well from me & my son mostly, but I like to pretend my husband loves it too! 1 collie dog,3 cats, 4 Leghorns, 1 OEGB rooster, 7-Gold Comets,2 Dekalb Amberlinks, 2 Buff Brahma's, 1 Light Brahma's, 4 Naked Necks, 2 Col. Rock Cross, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte hens, 2 Silikes, and more breeds on the way! .

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I have a wonderful loving family, so that means my chickens get alot of love from us-well from me & my son mostly, but I like to pretend my husband loves it too! 1 collie dog,3 cats, 4 Leghorns, 1 OEGB rooster, 7-Gold Comets,2 Dekalb Amberlinks, 2 Buff Brahma's, 1 Light Brahma's, 4 Naked Necks, 2 Col. Rock Cross, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte hens, 2 Silikes, and more breeds on the way! .

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Those are Porcelain d'Uccles cockerels

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agree

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