Help with a TSC silkie (maybe??)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BrandiC2009, May 17, 2016.

  1. BrandiC2009

    BrandiC2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi!!my mom bought my daughter two silkies on clearance from TSC. One is white and looks like a silkie with the extra toes and fluff. The other has feathered legs and only 2 toes and is getting normal looking feathers. Any guesses on breed???[​IMG][/IMG]
     
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  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gold laced cochin?
    or maybe partridge

    There is likely another toe there hiding under the feathers, so it has 3 of the normal looking toes and the little one in the back.
     
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  5. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Silkies usually have extra toes, feathered legs and a large "poof" of feathers on their head. They always have Black skin and actually have black bones. Comb should be. Black and be a walnut Comb. They can be bearded or non bearded. If they don't have all these characteristics ( black skin, black Comb, feathered feet, extra toes, walnut Comb,) then it's likely they are a cross of something. One of my Silkies I got as a chick seemed bigger than my others. She has black skin, feathered feet a huge "poof" on her head, she's bearded, but as she grew larger than my other Silkies I noticed a red Comb instead of the black. Which leads me to believe she IS crossed with something. I'm thinking it explains her size difference. She's still a beautiful girl and a great bird! Sometimes they sell crosses of Silkies and the smallest clue is the only way you can tell. Something small that is "off " for the Silkie breed like pink skin, red combs, or clean legs. This is just a tip to check if the Silkie is a cross or not. If it is, I wouldn't worry as crosses can make better layers and less broody hens and still be quite beautiful. Hope this helps.
     
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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Can we get a pic of the bird's feet?

    I'm guessing partridge bantam Cochin from what I can see now.
     
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    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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  8. BrandiC2009

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  9. BrandiC2009

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    I tried to get her wings in this one. If y'all think she's a partridge Cochin - can anyone give me a little info on them? (I'm hoping it's a she)
     
  10. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, not a Silkie. I'd guess a partridge cochin too. I picked up a few of them from a bantam assortment. They are beautiful, funny little birds! Cochin have a lot of the same mothering instincts as a Silkie--I have several of each breed to do my brooding for me next spring. I have a couple cochin pullets and cockerels. The cockerels seem pretty mild-mannered so far...if they keep it up then I won't look to rehome any.
     

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