Do these look like pure silkies to you?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TheHappyFarm, May 2, 2016.

  1. TheHappyFarm

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    Hiya, just wondering whether my breeding pair look like pure silkies and if so what is their colour called and could they have produced a pure white chick or is that more likely to have come from my gold coloured pekin
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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    Definitely nor pure, they have "normal" feathering so they can't be. No, I don't think they would produce a pure white chick.
     
  3. TheHappyFarm

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    Thank you, the hen does have a 'wig' on her head, any ideas on what breed they look like, or do you think just mixed
     
  4. TheHappyFarm

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    should have added they are a little wet which is y her fluff is stuck together haha
     
  5. WildHens

    WildHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can u get a closer pic without the fence blocking the view? If they have crests (puff of feathers on top of their head) they could have silkie or polish in them..what color is their skin, how many toes and any leg feathers?
     
  6. WildHens

    WildHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not best pic, but 2 silkies..

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    Polish
     
  7. WildHens

    WildHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I blew up your pic, and just based on your boys comb, I'd say they are maybe 1/4 Silkie? But u shouldn't get a white chick from the pair, but I'm dealing with my own issue of a chick hatching a color that shouldn't be possible from.its parents either but it's here..lol..so I may not be the best answer for the question
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    You have a pair of mixed breeds. They do have silkie in them, but they aren't pure. You may get Silkie feathered chicks from them, since it's a recessive gene. But you're not going to get solid white chicks from that pair.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. WildHens

    WildHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to PM u..someone suggested that you would have any idea on what color the chicks I've been getting are ♡
     

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