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Adding three new hens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lillichloe, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. Lillichloe

    Lillichloe Chirping

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    The one with the large comb is an Ancona, thr tanish colored one is an EE, can't remember what the black one is. What do you think?
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    The black one looks like a Silkie or Polish mix.
     
  3. PoultryQueen101

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    I would say the black one is a silkie mix, looks just like my young pullet!
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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    I agree.
     
  5. Lillichloe

    Lillichloe Chirping

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    She does look a lot like that! Aren't silkies small though? She's the biggest one I have.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    If she's a mix with something larger, she may be much larger than a normal Silkie. Or, she could be a Polish mix, which can be standard sized.
     
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  7. PoultryQueen101

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    Yeah.. forgot to mention. The little mutt's parents are Silkie Roo/Standard Ameraucana Hen. Also... the little mutt I pictured is only like a month old. Not even 100% sure it is a pullet. And actually, silkies are pretty big bantams, weighing between 32 and 36 oz.

    I know Polish have crests, but thats the only feature that bird has in common with them. \|/ Below, the mutt/male polish/female polish from left to right.
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  8. Lillichloe

    Lillichloe Chirping

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    I looked up both breeds and I think you were right with silkie she is all black. Corse I don't know about her bones or meat but everything you can see is black.
     
  9. PoultryQueen101

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    I was just going to edit my post to say that xD

    Look up "black silkie mixes" in a search engine and press "go" , there are a lot of birds that look like both of ours.
     
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  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Does your tan hen have a small crest, also? I can't tell if it's just the angle.
     

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