A speckled silkie?????????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PortugalBantam, Nov 16, 2014.

  1. PortugalBantam

    PortugalBantam Out Of The Brooder

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    I just bought this chicken at the local fair in my town in Portugal. It looks like a speckled silkie but I don't even think their is such a breed. What do you guys think? [​IMG]
     
  2. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is it? It LOOKS to be a male auracana. Not a silkie. It has clear feet. No fluff on its feet.
     
  3. PortugalBantam

    PortugalBantam Out Of The Brooder

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    It doesn't have the feathers coming out of the side of its face like the Araucanians.
     
  4. PortugalBantam

    PortugalBantam Out Of The Brooder

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    Also the 2 smilies white silkies I have do t have feathered legs either. [​IMG]
     
  5. PortugalBantam

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    [​IMG]
     
  6. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Huh not sure. LOL
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks like a Silkie mix to me, or a "silkied" other breed. Purebred Silkies should have feathered legs, dark skin, and five toes.
     
  8. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She MUST be a mix of silkie and something!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a Silkie mix to me.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Silkie feathers are recessive, so if you breed the mixes together enough you'll crop up with silkie feathered chicks from hard feathered parents. Agree they're mixes as they have the silkie feathers but none of the other traits of the Silkie breed.
     

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