HERE ARE THE PICS OF THE MYSTERY 4 TOED SPLASH 'SILKIES' LETS HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CollegeChicken, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. CollegeChicken

    CollegeChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In this bunch one white silkie ( 5 toes, looks like it will be a good looking silkie ) one EE, and two 'splash silkies' as they were sold to me , who only have 4 toes...real silkies or not??
    and the little brown one in the back with the tan face is a 'japanese bantam"....I still havent gotten a straight answer as to what that is but I think I have an idea... lol What do ya'll think???
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  2. Stiggy

    Stiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is possible that they are pure, not overly likely though. It's common for a toe to be missing giving them 9 instead of 10, sometimes its genetic and they are born with it and others they injure and loose a toe. That being said it is possible that they are a throwback to when a different line of type of bird was introduced to add variety/ colour. However from looking at your chicks I can say that I have never seen splash silkies with markings like that, so I would think that they are not pure, especially seeing that they both only have 4 toes each. It will be interesting to see how they feather out as well and I would love if you could update this with pics as they grow
     
  3. CollegeChicken

    CollegeChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the salesgirl ( I want to scream ) says she never told me they were silkies and they are japanese bantams....
     
  4. Stiggy

    Stiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ... I would want to scream, and I'd also make a complaint with the manager/ owner on the grounds that they have told you they are one thing yet they are another. I cannot tell from the pics if they have the black skin but you should be able to tell me. Do they have black/ dark grey skin? their beaks should also be a dark colour and they should have a sort of topknot on their heads ( not always obvious but the skin colour is) if they don't have black skin then they are not silkies. I hope that irregardless you can enjoy your babies
     
  5. CollegeChicken

    CollegeChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thankyou Stiggy, I care for them and enjoy them just as I do all my pets but I am disappointed because Ive been a very good customer of the store for several years and I had the chicks for less than 17 hours and they would NOT swap them out for silkie chicks....even though they have silkies in stock - but the salesgirl didnt know her breeds and I over estimated her knowledge and therefore ended up with a breed I had no interest in...I am trying to find out more about the breed before I consider re-homing them.
     

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