Is this a black silkie chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Football chick, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Football chick

    Football chick In the Brooder

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    3A3CC346-7F58-498F-BDDD-44F7BE1FACA7.jpeg 3A3CC346-7F58-498F-BDDD-44F7BE1FACA7.jpeg C82FDF73-15EB-4592-A619-F14EA2DEEB3B.jpeg C888B6A6-DEF3-43B8-BBB2-B9A2D477BFDA.jpeg The other day I was at north 40 “looking” at the chicks, I have always wanted silkies. So I was simply admiring the bantom chicks when one of the employees asked if she could help me and out of curiosity I asked if there were any silkies in the assorted bantoms she said yes and pulled one out so I impulse bought two of what she claims to be black silkies is there anyone here who can clarify that for me?
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    Looks like a black Cochin.
     
  3. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

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    Check for extra toes but I agree with oldhen. It looks like a Cochin
     
  4. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Free Ranging

    If it didn’t come from a hatchery Id say it looks like a Cochin silkie cross since it almost looks like it has black skin but since it probably did come from a hatchery it actually overall looks like a black cochin. Are all the pictures of the same chick?
     
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  5. Football chick

    Football chick In the Brooder

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    Yes they are of the same chick and I can’t believe I forgot to check the toes I am like an idiot lol well I guess I probably got Cochins
     
  6. Football chick

    Football chick In the Brooder

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    Is it possible for a silkie to only have four toes because they definitely only have four but their skin is black and they have black legs with a tiny bit of tan on their toes and I believe Cochins have tan legs
     
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  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender

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    The chick also doesn't have a crest or muffs, some have muffs, some don't, but all have a crest. That's not a silkie no matter how hard you want it to be unfortunately.
     
  8. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Black Cochin

    Don't trust feed store employees.
     
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  9. Football chick

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    Lesson learned lol Cochins are cute too ig
     
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  10. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Adorable Black Cochin. :love

    ~Alex
     
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