Can anyone help ID these (odd) little ones?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by amyrains, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. amyrains

    amyrains Out Of The Brooder

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    We bought these 2 little ones thinking they were turkins, but after looking on here a little bit we have yet to see any that look like them. they are aroound 8 weeks old but seem really small compared to the other little chickens the same age, and I dont know if you can see well but there skin in really dark, almost black with no feathers really anywhere but there wings and top of there heads (so cute). The brown one has feathers on his little legs and feet but not the white one so much..we have no clue to what they might be. So ugly they are soooooo cute![​IMG]



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  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    They are Show Girls
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Agreed, showgirls (aka naked-necked silkies) [​IMG]
    They are probably early generations, hence the lack of foot feathering.

    Ugly little boogers, aren't they? [​IMG]
     
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  4. amyrains

    amyrains Out Of The Brooder

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    is there any way to tell girl boy? and how big will these get...we are very new to this and this is gonna sound soooo funny but i thought they were part turkey part ck is that not how it works?
     
  5. flower

    flower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look up Turken also called Naked Neck chickens on this board under BREEDS or use Feathersite.com. Turkens are chickens raised for easy of removing feathers. They are a great all purpose bird and come in Bantam and Standard sizes. They lay nice brown eggs and have calm sweet personalities. People cross Silkies with Turkens and those are called Show Girls. They are also listed under BREEDS.
    Birds of different species do not inter-breed. Ducks do not breed with Geese, Turkens do not breed with chickens etc.
     
  6. RAREROO

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    Quote:Its true enough that Turkens are not from turkey crosses, They are pure chickens, ( though I do think they look like buzzards)

    But flower different species can cross, have you not seen the long thread about Miracle the Guin-hen ( Quinea X turkey ) ? There have also been offspring produced from Guineas X Peafowl, Chickens X Pheasants, and even a Chicken X Turkey though this was done by AI.

    http://www.messybeast.com/genetics/hybrid-birds.htm

    http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/pdf_extract/52/4/167

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/Guineas/BRKGuinHybrid.html

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKHybrids.html

    So different hydrids can happen, thats just not the case with the Turkens or Naked Neck birds
     
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  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    They are a bit young to determine gender, but ask again in a month or two and we should be able to tell. You have a white and a partridge. And what looks like a turkey vulture [​IMG]
     

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