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Help me with the breed mix. It is 1/2 silkie

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by queeniechick, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. queeniechick

    queeniechick In the Brooder

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    Could be part Cochin. But it looks to me like it is just a hatchery quality "purebred" Silkie. Where did you get it from?
     
  3. Griffinsong

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    Looks like a Silkie bred to a Silkie cross. the silkied feather trait is recessive so silkie to non-silkie mixes can not have them. More than half silkie, at any rate.
     
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams 5 Years

    I agree with BantamLover21 and believe that it is most likely a Silkie but pet quality. I have a 4 toed, single comb pet quality Silkie with practically no feathers on her legs who looks similar.
     
  5. queeniechick

    queeniechick In the Brooder

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    They have 5 toes...but they are huge...larger than my black astrolaurps and buff Orpingtons. I got them at Tractor Supply. Learned my lesson, never again!
     
  6. queeniechick

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    Tractor Supply, big mistake.
     
  7. queeniechick

    queeniechick In the Brooder

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    Is that her in your picture?
     
  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams 5 Years

    I am guessing you meant me as I have a Silkie in my Avatar?

    Yep, that is her, well still not 100% she is a she, but 98% .. no eggs or crowing as yet but definitely not showing any signs of being a he [​IMG], she is 9 months old:

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  9. queeniechick

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    She is beautiful. Mine do not have any crest at all, that is what made me think they are a mix. Unfortunately found out yesterday that one is a roo....and they both might be. Not sure what to do if they are both Roos.
     
  10. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams 5 Years

    Thank you queeniechick .. yeah, she may only be pet quality and have not enough toes, single comb etc, but I do love her to bits!

    How old are the two in your pictures? When I first saw them, I wondered if they were roosters because of the comb and wattle size compared to Tina but as I have said, at 9 months of age while I still sticking with pullet I am not 100% positive, just waiting for that egg or crow.

    From what I have been told and read on BYC, it is difficult to sex Silkies, especially those with a single comb and not good quality as they would not fit into a standard and could throw in some confusing attributes [​IMG]
     
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