Are we penciled silkies? Hen/Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Camelot Farms, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    And it would be a huge bonus if you have a guess on hen/roo [​IMG]
     
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    6,076
    25
    263
    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    They don't look to be pure silkies. More like Silkie crosses. They don't have the "furry" feathering that Silkies do.
     
  3. kswaterfowl

    kswaterfowl Songster

    373
    7
    131
    Mar 11, 2009
    Greencastle, IN
    Is it Faverolle cross? Its looks like its a silver pencilled, silver duckwing type hen, but yes it is deffinatly silver pencilled, but its not a SILKY, its regularly feathered... I don't know if you would be able to tell what pattern it had if it were SILKY-ED
     
  4. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Songster

    1,543
    155
    221
    Feb 22, 2009
    Ashtabula, Ohio
    That is a very pretty Silkie cross. My guess is hen, because of the feather color, is a pretty typically hen pattern. Kinda looks like a Silver Duckwing color.
     
  5. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    2,542
    13
    181
    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    You should breed it to a Grey Silkie and see what you get.

    Nice Looking bird!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Very pretty coloring on your hen. With the smooth feathers, she must be a cross, but a really interesting one. Does she have the black skin all over and five toes?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: