Frizzled? Silkie? Easter egger?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ashleyzoso, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. ashleyzoso

    ashleyzoso Out Of The Brooder

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    Amy guesses for fun? Chicks are a week old barn yard mix from a friend. She's got a little of everything in her barn so there's no telling what these chickens are.

    Both have 4 toes.
    Are their feathers frizzled? Could they be silkie mixes? Or cochin?
    I've never owned these breeds or any chicken that wasn't smooth so I'm at a loss.

    The grey one - is this feather color called blue? It hatched from a green is blue egg. No leg feathering. Full size.

    The lighter one- hatched from a small cream colored egg and has leg feathering.




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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    I think you have Frizzled Easter Eggers.
     
  3. ashleyzoso

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    I edited with a little more info.

    That's what I'm thinking too but I'm very unfamiliar with frizzled chickens.
     
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  5. Chicken Girl1

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    I'm also at loss for information concerning the feathering type. I hope you find what your looking for.
     
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  6. ashleyzoso

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    Thanks, I'm just curious to learn more.
    The friend that I got the eggs from doesn't particularly care about what the breeds are so she's not much help lol.


    The grey chick was an assisted hatch that I seriously thought was dead in the shell. I can't believe it survived. The smaller lighter one was by very first egg to hatch!
    I'm pretty attached to them now.

    I plan on updating this post with new pics as they grow just to gain any insight.

    I know the grey one has the easter egger gene but I'm unsure about the lighter one.
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

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    Does it have feathered feet? It could be a Cochin mix.
     
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    Yes, the lighter/smaller one has feathered feet. The grey one does not.
     
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    Does the black dot on the head mean it's a roo?
     
  10. Chicken Girl1

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    No; since it does have feathered feet I would say it's a Cochin mix.
     
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