Athiena14

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Feb 23, 2018
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Would you say this is baring? This is my silkie mixish? So no clue on parentage except the male is a possible silkie mix. No clue how that came about cause he looks nothing like a silkie. Mother is a barred rock if you say this is barring and unfortunately a male if so...
 

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CountryFlock

Songster
6 Years
Apr 24, 2014
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The silky gene is recessive so if you cross a silky and a regular chicken you get regular feathers.

Also, if that is barring it’s a male but I’m not completely convinced. I’ve had a blue cuckoo d’anver and it’s first feathers looked like that, so it’s very possible to be barring.

Does the chick have a dot on its head?
 

Frazzemrat1

Free Ranging
May 8, 2017
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Look for the white mark on the top/back of its head. That's an indicator of a barring gene being present.
That said... That might be barring... Blue barring though, which is difficult to read until their feathers come out more.
 

The Moonshiner

Professional Chicken Tender
Nov 17, 2016
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I don't think it is barring. I think its just uneven blue.
Barring is hard to see on young blue chicks but seems easier to me since working with lavender with barring. Now that's hard to see.
I think its not barred and a female.
 

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