5 toes but pink skin... What is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SoManyHats, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. SoManyHats

    SoManyHats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I got some eggs for the NYE hatch along that the owner marked Cochin x Silkie. Well, most actually hatched pure Silkie, except this one that has pink not black skin. It's a little bigger than my other Silkies. Could it be a Cochin x Silkie, or a pure Cochin (which she said is a possibility)? TIA.

    Two days old on left, ten days on right. (Please excuse its dirty feet.)

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  2. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cochin silkie mix. The darker skin and extra toe is silkie influence, the size is Cochin influence.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    cochin don't have 5 toes like this chick does, so a mix
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Cochin/Silkie mixes, or Sizzles.

    They should have all the Silkie characteristics (crest, feathered shanks, extra toes, type, blue earlobes, black skin, ect), but with frizzled, barbed feathers.

    They're still a work in progress, so there are lots of things that do and don't show up. The first crossing, Silkie x Cochin, can produce chicks with any combination of either parent.

    I have a Sizzle pullet, she's great [​IMG]
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Cochin/silky cross - unless the cochin was a frizzle, the bird will be smooth feathered.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    So do I.
     
  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    Me too.
     
  9. SoManyHats

    SoManyHats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone.
     

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