day old chick from bantam assortment, what bread?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 6littlechicks, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. 6littlechicks

    6littlechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    was lucky enough to find tsc with great selection! Any ideas on this one? It has slate, feathered legs but no 5th you're like silkie. Maybe Cochin?

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  2. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Silkie its just hatchery quality so genetically it didn't get the 5th toe.
     
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  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, its a Silkie. Sometimes chicks from the best breeder birds don't get a fifth toe, luck of the genetic draw. Its a cutie!
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  4. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ]I am not a bantam person, but it doesn't look Silie to me. I am thinking Porcelain. What kind of comb does it have?
     
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  5. Summerlove

    Summerlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a silkie chick :)
     
  6. 6littlechicks

    6littlechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll try get a better pic. I just thought it looked alot different than the chick that I got out of the same Broder that is a very clear silkie. I wouldn't be surprised though.
     
  7. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesnt look silkie to me at all. There should be at least a small bump on the head where the crest will come in. Looks cochin. If it has a single comb it is a cochin, even hatchery quality silkies will have a crest and a taller appearance. Try some better shots of the little guy. It is a beauty either way. Also look at the skin around the vent, if it is black then you have a silkie.
     
  8. 6littlechicks

    6littlechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did find a fifth toe but looks like a single comb

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    any idea on color of these two? T
     
  9. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    hi right now they look porcelain to Me. I would guess not silkie. the silkie babies even have a little head poof like the other post was explaining. does it have black skin? if so maybe could be a silkie. some silkies depending might not have the five toes. it's the genetics. it's very adorable what ever she is! guess you will find out in a couple of months. :) she is very cute!
     
  10. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not all silkies have the head poof. some of mine dont until they get older. and silkies dont have a single comb. They have the walnut? correct me if im wrong there, but i know they dont have single.

    what breeds did they have there at tsc?
     

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