Is he a mutt Silkie??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SmartyChick, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. SmartyChick

    SmartyChick An Official Milkmaid

    Oct 19, 2009
    Sullivan County NY
    Hello everyone,
    I got silkies from a backyard breeder. All of them have grown up and the ladies are now laying. One though is a rooster, and his wattles and face and comb are purplish pink. He is also less "fluffy" than my other Silkie rooster. Is it possible that he is not a pure Silkie? The woman that I got them from used to have other breeds, but got rid of them all and now just has Silkies.
    Here is his picture, sorry for the bad quality, he is pretty skittish....
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  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say he is full silkie just poor quality like what you would get from a hatchery.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    He is probably purebred just pet quality.
     
  4. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    He looks pure bred to me. Just pet qaulity as other have said.. Nothing wrong with that at all.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    He looks just like one I bought from a hatchery -true silkie IMO- looks like a sweet boy. Hopefully he'll take good care of your girls. [​IMG]

    If you want the huge crests and show quality look, try hatching eggs from a breeder! They sell them in the BYC auction section.
     
  6. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    agreed witheveryone
     

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