Help identify my mystery chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ashreeb, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. ashreeb

    ashreeb In the Brooder

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    I got this chick at a local feed and seed store, it was in with the bantam mix chicks although I'm not 100% sure it's even a bantam.
     

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  2. SilkiesInSuburb

    SilkiesInSuburb Songster

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    How many toes does she have? Five could indicate silkie genetics.
     
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  3. ashreeb

    ashreeb In the Brooder

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    No extra toes, silkie was my first thought as well but it's leg is also not completely feathered.
     
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  4. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Songster

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    hmm, it has blue skin. So if it's not a silkie... I'm thinking maybe bantam easter egger?
     
  5. ashreeb

    ashreeb In the Brooder

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    Yeah but what about the random feathers on its legs? Do some Easter eggers have fuzzy legs?
     
  6. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    I would guess Partridge Silkie. :D Does your baby have a 5th toe? :)

    ~Alex
     
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  7. ashreeb

    ashreeb In the Brooder

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    Nope no extra toe and it's legs are not completely feathered.
     
  8. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Hmm....seems as though you might have a Silkie mix, in that case?

    ~Alex
     
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  9. ashreeb

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    Just strange that a mix would have come from a feed and seed that gets their chicks from a hatchery, I'm sure it's possible though.
     
  10. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Looks like a Partridge Silkie. Probably hatchery quality, since it doesn't have heavy feathering, or a fifth toe. But, this will help, do you know what comb type it has? Or could you post a pic. Hatchery quality silkies generally have single combs, but it may have a walnut!
     
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