Hatchery Mishap?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RogerTheChicken, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in September I received several breeds of chickens from mypetchicken in September,I have ordered three times from them and all my orders have been good with them. But I noticed the day I got them that a white silkie rooster had a single comb, when he grew his first feathers he became a grayish-splash color, I love the little guy to death, his name is Smokey, so I am not gonna cull or sell him, do you think a different breed got into the white silkie breeding pen? I can post pics of him tomorrow
     
  2. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oops said September twice
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    If he has a single comb, he's definitely not a pure Silkie as they have walnut combs. Definitely post a pic and we'll take a look at him for you. :eek:)
     
  4. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he has a single comb, he's definitely not a pure Silkie as they have walnut combs. Definitely post a pic and we'll take a look at him for you. :eek:)
    [/quote Ok I will be sure to early tomorrow, I was kinda disappointed when I found out he was grayish and had a single comb
     
  5. chippysmom327

    chippysmom327 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to my search, they can have a single comb and still be pure. The way hatcheries are set up, they typically don't have mixes...
    Here's what a result from my search. This person seemed to know what they were talking about. I don't know much about genetics at all...
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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    "Pure" is probably more a matter of personal definition in this case. Perhaps the best statement would be to say that your Silkie doesn't meet the APA standards for Silkies, which requires a walnut comb.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    P.S. You should post a pic of him for us. It's possible there are other factors that would might put him into the Silkie mixed breed catagory. Without a pic, it's impossible for us to say for sure. Identifying a bird without a pic is a bit like shooting in the dark.
     
  8. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Smokey[​IMG]
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    The white silkie is named Snowball and I got her when I got Smokie
     
  9. RogerTheChicken

    RogerTheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is old English game bantam, but what color, he is similar to lavender/self blue but he has a little gold-reddish on him
     
  10. ChickenPox

    ChickenPox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That appears to be a "pure" silkie, just a hatchery quality one.
     

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