Is this a Silkie?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Arztwolf, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got this little one at a feedstore this morning. He/She is a day old and was hatched at Ideal. They had him/her in the straight run Silkie bin and I didn't see any others that looked like him/her.

    The pic sucks, but he/she wouldn't hold still.
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    *Is bantam sized.
    *Has feathered BLACK feet.
    *Does NOT have five toes.
    *Has a single black dot on the top of the head.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    The angle on the pic is really poor for identifying it, but it's not a Silkie with only 4 toes. Also, I don't see the little crest that Silkie chicks have.
     
  3. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For some reason it is super hard to get a good pic of this chick! He is so small (a little bigger than a Mcdonald's nugged) that to get a good shot of him you have to zoom in, but then it comes out blurry. He also keeps moving and I couldn't find good enough light to get his markings to stand out.
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Looks like a Silkie to me, as long as it has 5 toes.
     
  5. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, only four.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Better photos, and I do see a little crest on the chick in these, but without the 5 toes it's not a Silkie.
     
  7. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do any crested breeds have feathered legs? They also had a Crested Assortment bin.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Sultans have feathered legs, but they also have 5 toes and your chick does not really look like the Sultan chicks I've seen either. I'm thinking your chick is likely primarily Silkie but with something else in its ancestry as well.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  10. Arztwolf

    Arztwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe OEGB?
     

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