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13 silkie chicks and.... what ever this is :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dahartfarm, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. dahartfarm

    dahartfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all! This is my first post on BYC I raise/breed silkies as well as have a few other birds(since while beautiful and fluffy silkies dont always provide the most eggs and it takes them forever to lay). So about 15 weeks ago I had some chickies (3) hatch naturally and bought a few more to add to the mix which were hatched within a day of my own(because why not). So at 15 weeks I have 13 silkies and 1 surprise? lol. At 5 weeks she(maybe he) began greeting me every morning by flying out of the brooder box. My little friend will sit on my shoulder come when i cluck but is clearly not a silkie. So this is a recent picture from a few days ago. Chickie is batam sized, has 4 toes, green eyes and feathered feet. is chickie just an accidental flock mutt? what do you think? lol

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    [​IMG]here with some of Chickies hatchmates
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Breed??? Chickie is a pullet.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a Buff Brahma. They can be slow to mature. It's not uncommon for males to not show sings of being male until they are over 3 months old.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Where did the bird come from, a hatchery or a breeder? What type of comb does it have?
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    If you purchased the chicks from a feed store, their bins are often erroneously mixed. If from a friend farm, their breeds are often mixed if they are not keeping strict pen policies.

    If it were to be a Buff Brahma bantam, it should have a pea comb.

    It may be just a backyard mix though.

    LofMc
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    maybe buff brahma
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree with the other members; Buff Brahma if it has a pea comb, mixed breed if it has a single comb.
     
  8. dahartfarm

    dahartfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I got them from a breeder ( who breeds a few types of poultry) she had separated the chicks out but its always possible to get an egg in the wrong batch im sure lol! I dont see any comb at all but il check again
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  10. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it has a pea comb it is probably a Buff Brahma bantam.
     

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