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Can anyone determine what kind of Silkie this is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ILuvMyPetChickens, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. ILuvMyPetChickens

    ILuvMyPetChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. shadow rabbit10

    shadow rabbit10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is he purebred? His comb and wattles look very red, rather than mahogany. As for color, I'd say most likely red, but could be a darker buff. Excuse me if I'm wrong, I'm new at this. How many toes does he have? Is his skin black?
    Here is what a pure red silkie looks like: (If the link works)

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1220/779134627_27b5724fa6.jpg
     
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  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Looks like some of the hatchery quality silkies you can get. I'd call that a hatchery buff or red silkie. I've had hatchery buff silkies with lots of black, single combs, light skin, 4 toes, 6 toes, etc.
     
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  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    he's a silkie mix at least a 2nd generation maybe a 3rd

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  5. ILuvMyPetChickens

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    I have no idea if he is purebred I got him and my other two Silkies from Craigslist. I think he has 3 toes plus a lil stubby one and a spur. My other Silkie has 5 toes.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    silkies have 5 toes, black skin, slate legs, feathered legs, a crest, and a beard or no beard as they do come beardless
     
  7. shadow rabbit10

    shadow rabbit10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with some kind of mix. Those wattles are VERY red.
     
  8. Jacob Temple

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    umm well it looks like a partridge silkie i have raised them be for
     
  9. ILuvMyPetChickens

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  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    yes thats what they look like (hatchery quility) the one in question is not a partridge at all more of a red
     

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