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Are they Silkies? Starting to wonder!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CK Chickadilly, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    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!

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    So what do you guys think? Silkies or not?
     
  2. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    they are silkie crosses...i have a bunch of those that are crosses, they make the best broodies i have three setting now!
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    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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  4. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  5. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    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!
     
  6. Easter_pink_silkies

    Easter_pink_silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have Silkie crosses. they are good birds though.
     
  7. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    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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  8. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    here are some silke mixes
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    they are such beautiful birds
     
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  9. Easter_pink_silkies

    Easter_pink_silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sticking to one breed, one can be tricked into buying crosses (but i dont regret it)
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  10. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Love the Silkie crosses! I WANT one!
     

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