Black Silkie?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NewChickieFarm, May 7, 2016.

  1. NewChickieFarm

    NewChickieFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    So back in January when I ordered my baby chicks, I got 1 free random chick. This is what my random chick turned out to be:
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    I want to say it's a black Silkie but it doesn't look pure to me. Plus I know nothing about Silkies so I don't even know if it's male or female.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like a Black Sultan to me. Does she have a V comb or a cushion comb?
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Beautiful bird - definitely not a silkie
     
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Ditto with junebuggena & drumstick diva!
     
  5. NewChickieFarm

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    It has a v-shaped cone, also I forgot to mention, it has extra toes! Weirdest thing I've seen.
    Like I mentioned, I don't know anything about Silkies so that's why I figured it was a smooth Silkie. But a Sultan? Aren't those rare? I couldn't imagine them giving them away as a prize chick, but I guess I'm not very educated with these odd breeds. Does it look female or male?
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    With a V-comb, it's definitely a Sultan. Both Silkies and Sultans have 5 toes, but it's the comb-type that cliches it for your bird. And it looks very feminine with that rounded, full crest. White Sultans are very common, Blacks are harder to find.
     
  7. NewChickieFarm

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    Thank you June :)

    Your expertise was most helpful! Now I know that she isn't some freak with extra toes [​IMG]
     
  8. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie chick I got from a hatchery that instead of having 5 toes on each foot, it has six. So 12 toes total. He's my little mutant lol XD He's a black silkie and his name is Jack, and no pun intended lol. His two 'siblings' I got at the same time both have the correct amount of toes, and so does the mottled houdan. I gave them all unisex/male names because I don't know genders. So the black silkie is Jack, the buff silkie is RJ, the blue silkie is Dustin, the mottled houdan is Dakota, and the buff laced polish is Devon.
     
  9. NewChickieFarm

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    12 toes?! That's too funny! Sounds like you have a beautiful flock
     
  10. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks :) I have a lot more chickens; 59 in total.
     

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