I need help identifing the breed of one of my chickens please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dorenachickenlady, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. dorenachickenlady

    dorenachickenlady Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a 9 month old silkie mix of unknown gender. Has never laid an egg or cock a doodled doo either. It is small and has feathered feet and can not fly. Don't know if you can tell from the pic but it has VERY small wings. I got it for free off craigslist with some other chickens. Any guesses on gender or what kind of silkie it is? Thanks
     
  2. horsechick

    horsechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok well it looks like a silkie to me, but a silkie has five toes, does it? I would say it would be a red non-bearded silkie, we have one here on the farm. As for its gender, what does its comb look like? I can't tell from the pic, looks like a male, which from the pic and the info that is what I would guess. Not all males crow, some never crow, others crow round 6 months, some less, some more. Silkies are always harder to tell because of all of their fluff, and the fact that you never know what they will fully look like til they are 2 years old.
     
  3. dorenachickenlady

    dorenachickenlady Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a couple more pics. Thanks for the help
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  4. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buff silkie pullet, roos are usually leggier and over all differently proportioned.
     
  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
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    9 months old... I agree it's a pullet. Here's my cockerel for comparison ... he's the black one on the left [​IMG] You can see his stance and size of comb and wattles.

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  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a buff silkie pullet. It isn't a mix, just PQ.
     
  7. dorenachickenlady

    dorenachickenlady Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I guess she's a pullet. Great! Why hasn't she laid an egg yet then? She isn't broody either. My other silkie girl is very broody and is the same age. She steals all the eggs and sits on them [​IMG] She is pure white and fluffy and quite a bit smaller than this one. Any ideas on her breed?
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  8. dorenachickenlady

    dorenachickenlady Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a pic of her she is the one in the middle. Thanks
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    Here's another pic she the smaller white one looking at the other silkie.
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