Bantam Special chick from Ideal

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hoflandhenhouse, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. hoflandhenhouse

    hoflandhenhouse Just Hatched

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    What breed is my chick!? Feathered black legs, small in size, silver color. It is a bantam special chick from Ideal Poultry. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    After looking at what ideal offers it looks to possibly a self blue color. As far as breed it looks like a silkie without a big topnot. That's about as far as I can figure out. Hopefully someone else has a better answer for you.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I was thinking that too. I know hatchery silkies don't look much like "real" silkies from a breeder.
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Self Blue Old English Game bantam to me. But the shank feathering is throwing me. I wonder if it will molt out and not stay.
     
  5. hoflandhenhouse

    hoflandhenhouse Just Hatched

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    It has only 4 toes also! So odd. I can't figure it out!
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It could be a really hatchery quality Silkie, with no fifth toe or a crest. Other than that, I'm not sure. No hatchery that I know of sells mixes; I assume the breeds are carefully managed and kept separate to prevent interbreeding.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How about a splash Cochin? Anyone think that's a go?
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Cochin usually have pink or yellow skin, and usually there's more to the foot feathers. I also considered d'uccle and d'anvers, but no muffs and again that outer toe isn't feathered. It's an interesting mystery.
     
  9. sshrader

    sshrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of ideal's feathered footed bantams are: Brahmas, Cochins, Silkies and d'Uccles

    Looks like you got a watchamacallit chick. [​IMG]

    Here is my self blue OEG (i believe) from Ideal. They look almost identical except the feathered feet.
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    Last edited: Feb 2, 2017
  10. hoflandhenhouse

    hoflandhenhouse Just Hatched

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    Hmmm. So odd. Maybe I will try to get some better pictures tomorrow!!!
     

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