Is the black chick a silkie?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bubba053106, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. bubba053106

    bubba053106 New Egg

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    Hello everyone. I picked up four chicks from a farm this week. I was told the chicks are 2 weeks old and silkies. All the white ones look the same and have 5 toes but the black ones wings look different and only has 4 toes. Any ideas? Thanks for the help!
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  2. Avian breeder

    Avian breeder New Egg

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    Hello :) silkies come in all colors. As do all chickens. Silkie color varies from:
    •black
    •grey
    •blueish
    •brown
    •white

    Silkies are a bantam breed that lay extremely tiny eggs. They produce Quite a few eggs Every year and lay as many as leghorns.

    So your answer is yes :) Enjoy your new silkies :)
     
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  3. bubba053106

    bubba053106 New Egg

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    Thanks!
     
  4. Avian breeder

    Avian breeder New Egg

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    You're welcome. Happy to help!:)
     
  5. Bellatrixed

    Bellatrixed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't look much like Silkies to me... these are black Silkie chicks (pic from Mypetchicken):
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    I don't see much in the way of crests and the toes don't bode well either. But the wing feathers look like they're starting to curl out--maybe Sizzles?
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    what type of comb?? and yes if there's silkie in it its a sizzle if not maybe a frizzled cochin
     
  7. bubba053106

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    Thank you, I was thinking frizzle or sizzle. How about the white ones? Any opinion?
     
  8. bubba053106

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    Their combs are so small it is hard to tell. I am brand new to chickens and I'm just learning the lingo. Thanks for helping me out.
     

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