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Got fake silkies

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bananaman, May 28, 2016.

  1. bananaman

    bananaman New Egg

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    My wife bought me 6 chicks for my birthday from Tractor Supply and was told they were silkies. As the chicks got older they started growing feathers on their feet, but didn't have that fluffy look. I did some research and found silkies have 5 toes and black feet and beaks. These don't.
    Now that they are almost full grown they look like mini chickens with feathery feet.
    What did end up with? I don't have a picture to post yet, but was hoping someone would know.
    I'm a little disappointed in Tractor Supply for selling these chicks as silkies.
     
  2. NewChickLove

    NewChickLove Out Of The Brooder

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    There are several bantam breeds with feathered feet, silkies being just one.
     
  3. bananaman

    bananaman New Egg

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    I'll have to post some pictures when I get home.
     
  4. bananaman

    bananaman New Egg

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    How about these? Anybody know what breed these guys are?



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  5. ChickadeeNMe

    ChickadeeNMe Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! The white one with black look very much like my easter egger, but mine doesn't have feathered feet! Whatever they are, they're gorgeous!
    This is my easter egger, Sansa. See the resemblance?
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  6. eleaserek

    eleaserek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are brahmas! The white and silver ones are dark brahmas and the tan one is a buff brahmas. Lovely birds!
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2016
  7. Hrairoo

    Hrairoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's crappy! I got some silkies from a hatchery a few weeks ago, but they omitted the fact that they were crosses. I was so disappointed when smooth feathers started growing in on 2 of them
     
  8. bananaman

    bananaman New Egg

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    Ok. Awesome! It seems a lot of people like this breed.
    They are a little feisty. When I put them in with my buff Orpingtons of the same age they really picked on the Orpingtons for the first day.
    All is calm now.
     

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