Girl, what is up with your hair?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Impress, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 4 little bantam cochin chicks at Springtime, they are now grown up (and I got that perfect combination of 3 hens 1 roo oh yeah!) but both of the black girls have poofy boofy heads. Did a silkie sneak in? Why do they have this hair?

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    Are they mutt cochins maybe?
     
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  2. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a cutie. It looks like she has big fuzzy slippers on, with bed head to boot! [​IMG]

    I just don't understand the feathers on the feet and legs. [​IMG]
    Who ever thought that up? And why?
    Seems like it would make it hard for the chicken to walk through the tall grasses and find yummie bugs to eat.
     
  3. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hehe thanks, I am probably more attached to these babies than any chicken I have had, they are just so charming! Their fuzzy legs ARE downright ridiculous though. They get around just fine though, you should see my little roo whoop up on my beagle when he gets persnickety, he can run like a tiny fluffy wind!
     
  4. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Look at the feet! Do they have silkie feet? Black skin and five toes?

    They are darling!
     
  6. Okie Amazon

    Okie Amazon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is interesting. I wouldn't think Silkie cross directly, but maybe a grandparent somewhere? They are cute as cut-buttons, though!
     
  7. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so I went out in the chill and checked those feet. The one who is purpley in the face, her feet look like this:

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    The one who is red in the face just has an extra toenail on a fat toe on one foot:

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    See the two toenails? How weird is that? So is that some silkie coming out in them?

    Edited because I inserted the wrong picture URL lol.
     
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  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    She's part Silkie.
     
  9. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have two part silkies, one pure white bantam cochin hen, and a pure white bantam cochin roo. Not bad for $2 chicks!

    Professor McWattles and the gang:

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    Thanks for the help everyone!
     
  10. Okie Amazon

    Okie Amazon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Professor McWattles! [​IMG]
     

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