Confusing tractor supply haul

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kittycat1356, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. kittycat1356

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    today I went to tractor supply for feed, and I knew they would have chicks, I wasn’t planning on getting any, but I knew I might if I saw some cute ones.

    And I did.

    I got a little black chick with a poof on his head and he has 5 toes, no feathered feet. The guys there said he had a head tumor and that they don’t advise we buy him, I said it looked more like a vaulted skull but I’ll take my chances. Any ideas? He has feathers growing in and they look like normal feathers but I forgot if silkies have normal looking wing tip feathers.
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    My second guy was a chipmunk colored chick, in a big bin of yellow Cornish chicks ( all thier signs were weird and none matched what was in the bin, like black and yellow chicks with Rhode Island Red etc.)
    I got home with him and he also had 5 toes! And his feet are lightly feathered.

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    I also got a surprise black chick, I wanted a barred rock but got a different one I guess. It’s all black, and has a white chin.

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    I also got what they told me was a Rhode Island Red. Looks right I guess lol
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    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    Strange. They kind of look like cross Breds.
     
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    They are a little strange and look like cross breeds lol! I’ve had silkie X’s and they rarely got the silkie gene but almost always had 5 toes and black skin. (And slicked back hair) maybe whatever hatchery they got them from had a silkie get in a pen it doesn’t belong in lol
     

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