How can you tell if a silkie if full blooded? PICS ADDED

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by funonahonda, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. funonahonda

    funonahonda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got a silkie roo and a hen and the rooster has like redish head and neck feathers kinda like what a polish red rooster would have, just wonder if it is a black rooster and hen if they should have any red on them. Thanks
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  2. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they have 5 toes do they have black skin? Do they have blue earlobes?
     
  3. funonahonda

    funonahonda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 toes-yes and black skin-yes but don't know about the earlobes yet.
     
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
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    If you could get a pic people can tell you if yes purebred or mixed or if they are something eles.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I think the silkie feathers are a recessive gene, meaning if they are mixed they most likely won't have the silkie feathers. Not sure though, they could just be mixed colors?
     

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