Is he a half silkie??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by The Red Rooster, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    I think I have a Silkie, but not sure. I had some one say he was part somthing else. What do you think?

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  2. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To get silkied feathers, Im pretty sure they have to have 2 doses of silkie genes. So your guy is probably pure silkie.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2011
  3. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Quote:Thanks! I wasn't sure if he was of not (because of his tail feathers).
     
  4. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess second generation silkie cross. I read somewhere that the first generation crosses get the flat feathers and then crossing them again gives mostly "silkie" feathers. I believe those tail feathers are indicative of some sort of cross. I could be wrong though...
     
  5. manybirds

    manybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2011
    Quote:why yes, yes he is
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    He's pure Silkie, just poor quality and in poor shape.
     
  7. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Quote:Don't let him hear that [​IMG] It is true unfortunatly...
     
  8. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I agree i have one like that i got from idea hatchery a few years ago, he is a very sweet roo.
    Ps i don't think he is in poor shape mabe just comming out of a molt or going into one either way he is pretty.
     
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  9. Hens & Hounds

    Hens & Hounds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think he is BEAUTIFUL! Looks are not important, its what inside that counts [​IMG]
     
  10. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Hens & Hounds :

    I think he is BEAUTIFUL! Looks are not important, its what inside that counts [​IMG]

    Yeah, hes really sweet!​
     

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