Do you think this silkie is a dwarf?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by PrettyDozen, May 10, 2011.

  1. PrettyDozen

    PrettyDozen In the Brooder

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    I got a few new silkies this year and Ray hasn't really grown. To me, she/he still looks like a week old chick. She's feathering out okay and is otherwise healthy. She's even been freeranging without any problems, but I worry about her. I saw another post about midget silkies and I was wandering if you think that may describe my sweet little one, or if you thing she's just a late bloomer. [​IMG]

    Here she is with Rose--I bought them together and they are both 8 weeks old.

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    And here she is in the starter coop with the rest of her sisters/brothers

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    Thanks!
     

  2. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
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    Was she the same size as the others when you got her? Could she jsut be younger?
     
  3. PrettyDozen

    PrettyDozen In the Brooder

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    She's always been the runt, though it wasn't quite as noticeable when they were all little. I got her from a local hatchery and they told me that they had all hatched the previous day (the only older ones were all white). I'm certainly stumped:/
     
  4. LindseyM12

    LindseyM12 Songster

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    Wow! Thats crazy small!
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    robin416 had a dwarf silkie she raised. Odd-looking little girl. She might be able to tell you about that.
     
  6. PrettyDozen

    PrettyDozen In the Brooder

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    Thank you! I'll contact her, I'd hate to think that I'm setting Ray up for a bad life. [​IMG]
     
  7. elmoflim

    elmoflim Songster

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    65CCD134-70ED-487E-953B-165CC284C72B.jpeg F4A3202C-AE42-4F14-83FB-E10306B4573C.jpeg 22649175-90A1-4898-90F7-70B3008542B7.jpeg Im hoping to confirm my feeling that I have a dwarf Silkie. I always thought she was just a runt, but her legs are almost nonexistent. What do you guys think?
     

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