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What chickens have black skin?

post #1 of 11
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I have a 3 1/2 week old chick, that is supposed to be an EE. But, may have been an EE cross as I bought it from an individual w/lots of chickens.  Anyway, he/she has gorgeous feathering and I noticed her comb, beak, and legs are slate color and skin is black.  Is this a normal traight of an EE? TIA


http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww121/2littleladies2005/032-2.jpg



http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww121/2littleladies2005/031-2.jpg

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post #2 of 11

Yep, EE's usually have greyish skin, some don't though.

Garrett
Proud 5th generation Conch and husband of Shadowhills Farms.
3 Conch Republic Gypsies, 1 Black Copper Maran,, 3 Pekin Ducks (1 adult, 2 ducklings), 2 Silkies, 1 Spalsh Maran Roo and a whole slew of chicks
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Garrett
Proud 5th generation Conch and husband of Shadowhills Farms.
3 Conch Republic Gypsies, 1 Black Copper Maran,, 3 Pekin Ducks (1 adult, 2 ducklings), 2 Silkies, 1 Spalsh Maran Roo and a whole slew of chicks
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post #3 of 11

Looks like an EE to me. I've been noticing people bringing up photos of EE's with dark skin - I think it is a strain some sort of hatchery was carrying.

currently breeding Araucanas, Tolbunt Polish, and Shamos --- occasionally Olive Eggers
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currently breeding Araucanas, Tolbunt Polish, and Shamos --- occasionally Olive Eggers
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post #4 of 11

Notice the slightly feathered legs..... I bet it's mixed with a silkie somewhere in it's parentage wink

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More about "The Herd":  www.krausdesigns.com   http://strayneedle.blogspot.com/
A few of everything and B/B/S Silkies 
I tend to kill threads, even when I post pics of day old fuzzy butts.
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post #5 of 11
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thanks guys!  I know I did see a silkie in her flock...I actually have another chick from her that has a little poofy head and feathered legs too wink.  I know they are all probably mixes but I'm loving them anyway love.

Meghann
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post #6 of 11

Looks Like and EE/Mille Fleur mix.  Cute!!

"It ain't wrong, it's just different."

3 kids, 3 Std Poodles, amazing best friend/husband.  Owner/Operator of Prairie Chick Poultry.  Dealing in all aspects of breeding and sales of the following: Buckeyes, BBS Cochins, New Hampshires, Welsummers,  Barnevelders, White Silkies, and Easter Eggers in LF. Like us on Facebook at Prairie Chick Poultry!

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"It ain't wrong, it's just different."

3 kids, 3 Std Poodles, amazing best friend/husband.  Owner/Operator of Prairie Chick Poultry.  Dealing in all aspects of breeding and sales of the following: Buckeyes, BBS Cochins, New Hampshires, Welsummers,  Barnevelders, White Silkies, and Easter Eggers in LF. Like us on Facebook at Prairie Chick Poultry!

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post #7 of 11
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Thank you!  He/She is almost 4wks  now...and I'm dying to know if it's a roo or not!!  If it's a pullet I was really hoping for some nice color EE eggs jumpy .  But if it's a roo, I'm sure he'll be pretty.

Meghann
~Mama to 2 beautiful girls, 15 chickens, 2 pygmy goats, and a mini-dachshund puppy!!!
Blessed wifey to one AMAZING Hubby!!!~
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post #8 of 11

Looks exactly like my Silkie x Rhode Island Red mix hen, except my hen has five toes on each foot and a small crest.


http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/YearoftheRooster/SilkiexRIR.jpg

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/YearoftheRooster/SilkiexRIR2.jpg

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/YearoftheRooster/P101001656.jpg

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/YearoftheRooster/P1010005.jpg

post #9 of 11
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Oh MY GOSH!!  They look just like each other!  Well, I know the lady did have RIR that she had gotten rid of and she did have at least one silkie there too!!  Oh, wow maybe we figured out her mix...I'm uploading a more recent pic.  So, I guess that means no different color eggs though sad ?

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post #10 of 11
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Okay, here is an updated picture...only about a week difference.

http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww121/2littleladies2005/006-1.jpg


http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww121/2littleladies2005/003-2.jpg


http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww121/2littleladies2005/001-2.jpg

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