Are they Silkies? Starting to wonder!

CK Chickadilly

Songster
11 Years
Sep 11, 2008
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West Michigan
I got these guys at an auction & they were"Silkies"

Now looking at other Silkie pics, I am starting to wonder if they are or not? They are beauties but I need to know if they are Silkies that just haven't matured yet? They do have 5 toes & feathered legs, & a bit of poofy on the head.

I think they were hatched around 7/4 Please help!
Thanks!






So what do you guys think? Silkies or not?
 

Cetawin

Chicken Beader
11 Years
Mar 20, 2008
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NW Kentucky
I don't know...they look too "feathered" to me but I do not own them. Maybe a cross? One of the silkie owners will come in and answer for sure.

They sure are beauties though.

Oops we were typing at the same time I guess. I thought right.
 
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fancyfowl4ever

Songster
11 Years
Mar 17, 2008
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23
181
Cranbrook, BC, Canada
definitly silkie crosses of some sort. Not purebreds since they do not sport the silkie feathering.

I got a couple mutts running around like that too. Acctually my first flock of silkies I bought had 3 birds like that in pure white. The owner told me they crossed a white cochin bantam with a white silkie and kept breeding the normal feathered offspring back to the white silkie to get all the silkie traits, but keep the normal feathering(which they say they like a lot more in a free range flock).

Yours may be like 2/3 silkie or something.
 

Harley's girl

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Mar 28, 2008
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Ohio (way out in the country)
Um, no. But you do have silkie crosses, which I think are some of the cutest crosses ever! I once seen a golden laced polish crossed with a silkie! It was beautiful!!!!!! I t had not been a rooster I would have bought him in a heartbeat!
 

austinhart123

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11 Years
Mar 12, 2008
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181
Los Angeles CA
Harley's girl :

Um, no. But you do have silkie crosses, which I think are some of the cutest crosses ever! I once seen a golden laced polish crossed with a silkie! It was beautiful!!!!!! I t had not been a rooster I would have bought him in a heartbeat!

i have one of those!!!!!!!
 

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