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D'uccle or Silkie cross

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We got this girl from my local Co-Op, they said it was a D'uccle and it looked like some of our younger D'uccle chick mixes. However it does have 5 toes and someone else said Silkie cross for the breed. she has feathers(not "fur" like the other Silkie) and boots but no muffs with a single comb.


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We got this girl from my local Co-Op, they said it was a D'uccle and it looked like some of our younger D'uccle chick mixes. However it does have 5 toes and someone else said Silkie cross for the breed. she has feathers(not "fur" like the other Silkie) and boots but no muffs with a single comb.

A better clearer picture would help. smile.png

 

She looks like my white cochin bantam. But, with 5 toes, I'm a bit puzzled. idunno.gif Is her comb just straight, with no extra 'spikes' on it?

Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.  Proverbs 27:23 KJV 

 

Old English Game Bantams, Breda fowl, Silkies/Frilkies/Sizzles, a large assortment of Layers and show Bantams, Dorper sheep, Mini Nubian goats, and Holland Lop rabbits. 

 

 

 

 

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Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.  Proverbs 27:23 KJV 

 

Old English Game Bantams, Breda fowl, Silkies/Frilkies/Sizzles, a large assortment of Layers and show Bantams, Dorper sheep, Mini Nubian goats, and Holland Lop rabbits. 

 

 

 

 

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The clearest pictures I can get; Silkie and d'Uccle. The Co-op didn't mention whether or not they were mixed. Only that they were straight run; there were a lot of cockerels left. The Silkie was missing all of the feathers on her back and part of her wings and legs. The d'Uccle was only missing some on part of her back. They said that the chicks got overheated a few days earlier; maybe ripped them out. 

 

 

 

 

In This, you can see both have extra toes.

 

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Those sure look like cochin legs. I read somewhere else on here that a first generation silkie mix will have normal feathers. So maybe it's a silkie/cochin mix?

My blog: http://FlamingArrowFarm.blogspot.com

 

current home to 18 chickens (breeds below), 2 goats (nigerian dwarfs), 3 dogs (2 pugs 1 husky X), 1 cat, and 1 rabbit (mini lop)

chickens: BR, Partridge Rock, EE, BA, SLP, D'Uccle, Cochin, 2 bantam cochin, 2 CM, 2 silkies, BO, BLRW, 2 CCL, bantam EE

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My blog: http://FlamingArrowFarm.blogspot.com

 

current home to 18 chickens (breeds below), 2 goats (nigerian dwarfs), 3 dogs (2 pugs 1 husky X), 1 cat, and 1 rabbit (mini lop)

chickens: BR, Partridge Rock, EE, BA, SLP, D'Uccle, Cochin, 2 bantam cochin, 2 CM, 2 silkies, BO, BLRW, 2 CCL, bantam EE

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It can't be because I bought a d'uccle chick. I have had a d'uccle rooster before, and have had d'uccle/cochin mixed chicks. It can't be a silkie mix. The toe thing must just be a defect. I just sold 18 d'uccle/cochin mix chicks and ameraucana/cochin mix chicks. The d'uccle/cochin mix chicks looked just like she does. It does look like there is cochin in her, but can't be silkie. I will take some pictures of the other d'uccle/cochin mix chicks and put them up to compare.

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It can't be because I bought a d'uccle chick. I have had a d'uccle rooster before, and have had d'uccle/cochin mixed chicks. It can't be a silkie mix. The toe thing must just be a defect. I just sold 18 d'uccle/cochin mix chicks and ameraucana/cochin mix chicks. The d'uccle/cochin mix chicks looked just like she does. It does look like there is cochin in her, but can't be silkie. I will take some pictures of the other d'uccle/cochin mix chicks and put them up to compare.

Um, I don't think it has d'Uccle in it at all. There is nothing that makes me think 'that's got d'Uccle in it.' idunno.gif I'm almost certain it has Cochin in it though. 

Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.  Proverbs 27:23 KJV 

 

Old English Game Bantams, Breda fowl, Silkies/Frilkies/Sizzles, a large assortment of Layers and show Bantams, Dorper sheep, Mini Nubian goats, and Holland Lop rabbits. 

 

 

 

 

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Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.  Proverbs 27:23 KJV 

 

Old English Game Bantams, Breda fowl, Silkies/Frilkies/Sizzles, a large assortment of Layers and show Bantams, Dorper sheep, Mini Nubian goats, and Holland Lop rabbits. 

 

 

 

 

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These are some of the Cochin/d'uccle chicks I raised.

 

 

The chicks they had available at the Co-op were Silkie, d'Uccle, Old English, and Frizzle.

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I need to mention that she has almost no tail feathers because they were ripped out and are growing back.

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