grannys gone and done it

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  1. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    No teens around unfortunately. Feathers on her feet look kinda feathery to me but almost like hair. I really don't know how to describe it. They said silkie but I'm not so sure. Wish I could post pictures. All other feathers on her are feathers. No I didn't know that other breeds carried silk feathers. I must be the dumbest person on this site lol. She has some black feathering around her neck and tail and the rest is kinda cream or light tan color. She's beautiful to me. She actually seems a little smaller than my white leghorn.
     
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    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    She
    does have 4 toes
     
  3. napdognewfie

    napdognewfie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are pretty small. Unless they're mixed with something big. My Silkies came from TS last spring. A couple looked pretty good but were roos so they had to go. One of the hens has a big red comb but is silky feathered. She is the ugliest and of course the friendlyest.
     
  4. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing? Premium Member

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    Silkied feathers look like hair. She should have that all over her body. It is a recessive trait though, so if you cross a silkied bird with a pure smooth feathered bird, all the offspring will have smooth (regular) feathers. Also, Silkies are a bantam breed, so yup, sounds like a cross.

    Silkies have 5 toes as do Salmon Faverolles, so that can be a clue to the breed. It can be bred out in a couple of generations though.

    And NO, you are NOT dumb. We're not born knowing this stuff. I've done a lot of reading and still only know a small amount compared to some people. There are breeders on here have been working with poultry for over 50 years. Amazingly knowledgeable.
     
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    napdognewfie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my frizzle hen. My DS was here to do his laundry, seen her and asked me what is the chicken that looks like a used sponge? Lol
     
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    napdognewfie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does yours look like this?
     
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    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    I should've started with chickens at an early age. All the meds and my age has effected my learning. Lol. I also have the crs disease. I'm having fun trying to learn and I love my little small flock. Up until March of this year, I had no clue that there was so many different breeds. I also didn't know that they have so much personality. Love learning about them and thank God that there's people like you that has alot of knowledge that don't mind sharing.
     
  8. Wishing4Wings

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    Aww. Is that a Cochin? They are such sweeties. Have to say though, cute as they are, I prefer smooth feathers.
     
  9. Dannachic

    Dannachic Overrun With Chickens

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    i will try that wishing ..i love chocolate milk lol
     
  10. napdognewfie

    napdognewfie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roost we are enablers. If we get lots of others addicted to chickens then we don't look so weird. Lol
     
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