Help identify my new Bantam please!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Elmpixie, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Elmpixie

    Elmpixie Hatching

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    Hi! I just got this years chicks and I picked one bantam I’d never seen anything like! Anyone got any ideas?
    Brown mottling, pink feathered feet, frayed looking wing feathers, 5 toes on only one foot. Came from an assorted bantam selection.
     

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  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    @nicalandia Marvin, I haven't a clue, can you ID this bird?
    Best,
    Karen
     
  3. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    From the pictures, I can clearly see Silkie genetics(Inhibited Fibromelanotic showing on Chick's beak... and I also see the 5 toes) if the Chick has white/yellow skin under the chick down, I can say for certain that it's a cockerel,
     
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  4. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    I didn't know you could tell the sex by the color of the skin! That's cool! Thanks for chiming in nicalandia.
    Best,
    Karen
     
  5. FritzChicks

    FritzChicks In the Brooder

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    I'd say Silkie just by the looks. The 5 toes is pretty neat. I have my Dorkin who is a 5 toed Chicken :)
     
  6. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Looks to be a Silkie.
     
  7. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    I'd think Partridge Silkie. :)

    ~Alex
     
  8. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

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    Depends on the cross, Silkie rooster crossed to a yellow/white shanked hen will produce sex links, the roosters will have yellow/white skin and pullets will have black skin, it's because sex linked Id(sex linked dermal inhibitor which causes yellow/white shanks) will inhibit the effect of Fibromelanotic Fm gene found on Silkies(which causes black skin) and from that cross(Silkie rooster x Yellow/white shank hens) the pullets will inherit the id+ and Fm from Silkie sire and the cockerels will inherit one copy of Id(Id/id+ Fm/fm+) from mother, their skin will be white/yellow... but Fm will give the males a dark colored beak not found on regular Id chicks..
     
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  9. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Free Ranging

    Grey silkie with light skin
     

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