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Any guesses on what breed these little cuties are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by candira, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. candira

    candira Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I'm back! I visited a friend yesterday and she had a pen of silkies. I haven't ever had any silkies, so I'm completely lost on this breed. The only thing I knew was that they tend to go broody. Anyway, in this pen with them was 4 chicks. They didn't look like what I would imagine a silkie chick to look like so I asked if they were mixed with anything bc she had previously told me they were silkie chicks, she said no. That the silkies laid them and sat on them, and that they had all stayed in that pen together. I took them anyway, went home and did some research and I don't think the are silkie chicks AT ALL! They have 4 toes, and they don't have silkie feathers! They seem to have the same growth of feathers as my other chicks that are the same age, but they are tiny! There is 4 of them, 3 have the start of feathers on their legs. And they look like tge have straight combs. I'm certain the other chickens in that pen were silkies, but what the heck are these chicks?! Any guesses? Thanks!

    Sorry, the pics were hard to get....these chicks were scared to death and just tremble when held.

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  2. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you still working on getting the pics up? That's one thing I have not mastered here yet.
     
  3. candira

    candira Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, sorry my phone takes forever to upload pics!!
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Definitely not Silkies. I'd say Old English Game Bantam cross. They've got the body and head but the feathered legs must come from some kind of infusion. Certainly if they do have any Silkie in them it is a small amount. It's really too hard to tell for sure at this age, though.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Are you sure this person is a friend? I would say "et tu brute" I don't see any silkie in them at all
     
  6. candira

    candira Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha, yeah... well I actually met her selling some fertile eggs, which turned into her buying hay for her goats as well. But now we stay in touch. I know she wouldn't intentionally lie to me, I just think she is overwelmed. She is an older lady with A LOT of animals! She probably set some eggs under her silkies and by the time they hatched, she forgot about setting the eggs and thought they must have been silkie eggs. Anyway, she's a really sweet lady and I think very highly of her, just curious what I may have ended up with? I would have taken them either way, I'm sure they will grow up to be something cute, they have nice colors. Thank you!!
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  8. sisq

    sisq Out Of The Brooder

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    Post more pictures in a month or two and I'm sure we'll be able to help you out.
     
  9. candira

    candira Out Of The Brooder

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    Will do, thanks! :)
     

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