Are these really silkies?? Starting to wonder

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sasham, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. Sasham

    Sasham Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought these and was told they were silkies, but the farm had them labeled as "bantams" which I know silkies are bantams, but there is more than one type of bantam right? Silkies shouldn't be getting any normal feathers I thought. Any one? [​IMG]
     
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  2. Brooke78

    Brooke78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are their legs feathered ?
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I can't tell if those feathers are silkied or not. If not, it's not a silkie.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Rowsdower

    Rowsdower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks about like the feed store Silkies I've purchased. The wing feathers will look somewhat hard but be sort of shredded looking on the ends. This becomes more pronounced as they grow out.

    Edited to add: After looking again a bit more closely, I am almost positive that what you have is a little Silkie. Give it a few more days and it will be obvious.
     
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