Are these silkies?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mangobingo, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. mangobingo

    mangobingo Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 18, 2010

    I've been thinking about getting some silkie chickens and I found some on Craigslist yesterday. The seller sent me this picture - do you think these are actually silkies? They don't look much like the ones I've seen online, but maybe this is just how they look when they're not groomed regularly, or something?

    I'm not set on having show-grade birds or anything but I do want healthy birds. And these are more expensive than usual, so obviously I don't want to get ripped off...


    Last edited: Sep 6, 2010
  2. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    They are silkies just very poor quality. I wouldnt spend more than 5 dollars on an adult one.
  3. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2009
    well i don't think that they all are pure silkies
  4. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's what I thought...I know poorer Silkies tend to have lighter skin, but this makes me think they're not pure?

    OH, and those are roosters, by the way. If you were going for hens, THAT would have been a rip-off. That said, I wouldn't honestly pay anything for them at all.

    Edited again...I see a hen in the back and she looks pure-bred. [​IMG]
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  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    They look like a lot of mixed Silkies.... and a lot look like roos. I wouldn't pay a lot for them..., not that they aren't nice birds... but they shouldn't try and pass them off as true Silkies and expect you to pay a lot for them. .... but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. [​IMG] I have a bunch of roos that I'd give away to good homes..... [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2010
  6. awesomechickens

    awesomechickens Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 23, 2010
    u got ripped off there mutts
  7. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

    Jan 15, 2009
    My Coop
    Ewww!! They look like a cross between a Silkie chicken and a Muscovy duck! Those red faces....are those Caruncles?? My God! [​IMG]
  8. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    yes they are silkies
  9. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Hahira, GA
    yep, bright red combs is a no no on silkies reguardless of quality, walnut black combs, see some look like single combs. None look true to a color except maybe that 1 splash pullet in the back ground. Some look to only have 3 toes, they need 5.
    $5 tops on any of them as these will just be yard birds, not good for any kind of breeding, period, as they aret pure by any means.
    Also see tons of hard feathers, (real feathers, not silkie fuzz) This also is a mix breed indicator. Some are to be expected here and there in lower quality birds, but not that much.

    I'd pass for sure, there are much better ones available at decent prices, and are at least pure to the breed.
  10. mangobingo

    mangobingo Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 18, 2010
    Thanks everyone - I think I'll give these a miss and wait for the next ones to come along.

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