Bantam breeds- not silkies??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by VandyClark, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. VandyClark

    VandyClark Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello wise BYC community! I'm clearly a newbie in search of assistance. I have been looking for Silkies and stumbled upon 2 at Tractor Supply, in with a mix of day-old bantams. I had to get 6 minimum and in looking for other silkies, I picked a yellowish chick with the same 5 toe configuration as the Silkies, but with light skin. I also found a dark skinned (I think- at one day old, it was a little tricky to see her skin under the fluff!) chick, all black with the same dark beak and head "puff" as the silkies but only 4 dark skinned toes... I know it may be too early but I'm curious as to what breeds these two chicks may be? I've been searching but not finding many answers yet. I can post pictures tomorrow if that helps- since they had a rough day today I wanted to let them rest! Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
     
  2. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The yellowish chick could be a faverolle or a sultan. The dark skinned chick could just be a silkie with missing toes. Pictures would be of great help :)
     
  3. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pictures would be great [​IMG]
     
  4. wackyChris16

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    Pics would be great.
     
  5. VandyClark

    VandyClark Out Of The Brooder

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    Pictures!

    Black Bantam with black feet & 4 toes

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    Yellowish with 5 toes:

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    The Silkies (just for fun!)

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    Thank you all again-
     
  6. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1st could be a hatchery black cochin and 2nd could b a faverelles.... just a guess tho
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I think the black one is a silkie with missing toes; the buffish one could be as well, but is more likely a faverolle or possibly a cochin whose been interbred with silkie. Silkie feathering will start coming in on the wings in about a week, so keep a watch to see if you have silkie feathering. If so, I would call them silkies, as silkie feathered bids in other breeds exist, but are not likely from a hatchery.
     
  8. VandyClark

    VandyClark Out Of The Brooder

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    Faverolles are pretty- I guess I'll just have to watch them grow!

    These are from a "breeders assortment" from Tractor Supply. Does anyone know if typically these are various breeds all kept together so they just breed with whomever? It doesn't really matter to me if they aren't pure breed- they'll just be for us- I'm just curious. I have some older chicks that were also a mixed brood of bantams and I'm trying to identify the breeds- knowing the likelihood of mixed breeds would make it easier for me!
     
  9. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one doesn't look like a Faverolle to me. It should have a beard/muffs. I would lean more towards the Cochin with an extra toe theory on that one. The black one looks like a black Silkie to me just missing the extra toe.
     
  10. VandyClark

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    One of the 6 chicks passed away some time this evening. I thought she might be "pasty" and cleaned her up, but she was still separate from the other chicks. She was dead when I checked on them this evening. :(. :(. I feel awful- poor little chick. The others seem to be fine, though I will be checking them extra vigilantly now... :(
     
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