Are these not silkies?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BlueKittyMeow, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. BlueKittyMeow

    BlueKittyMeow Chirping

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    We got what we thought were 8 silkies to add to our flock this season.

    I have my doubts about half of these birds though!
    I was told that the smaller birds, the potential non-silkies had just arrived that day while the others were older, so keep that in mind for the size difference.

    They were all labeled as silkies but...
    These 4 do NOT have black legs.
    They do NOT have an extra toe!
    And they seem like they might be developing different feathers, more like true feathers rather than silkie ones on the wings.
    Here are some pics:

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    For comparison, here are the “real” silkies:

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    What do you think we got? I can only think MAYBE Brahmas? I got them from Tractor Supply btw, so it could only be something they carry. I’ve had a lot of breeds but this is my first experience with silkies and I’m stumped!
     

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    I can't quite see the comb type? Definitely not silkie. Buff Brahma seems right.
     
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  3. BlueKittyMeow

    BlueKittyMeow Chirping

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    Thank you! And yes, I should have included a better comb picture - here’s the best I could get:

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  4. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    Not silkies
    Not brahmas
    Maybe cochins
     
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  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    Comb looks single? Not Cochin, they have yellow skin. Looks like a porcelain d'uccle without big cheek muffs perhaps.
     
  6. Granny Hatchet

    Granny Hatchet Tastes like chicken

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    I would of been faster if it hadnt of took me 10 mins. to figure out the spelling !
     
  7. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    Could be booted bantams. Too young to be sure.
     
  8. BlueKittyMeow

    BlueKittyMeow Chirping

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    So we are thinking d’uccle or booted bantams? The d’uccle are gorgeous I almost ordered a few this year anyway :p

    I remember now that “bantams” were what was mixed in with them (and there were chicks with plain feet [and chipmunk pattern and coloring] in there so I and the sales guy presumed THOSE were the bantams. Dumb me totally forgot about the black skin in my excitement).

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions! I know it’s a little early to tell, my surprise at my mistake had me getting curious. Whatever they are they are charming :)
     
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    I would say d'uccle if that's a single comb.
     
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