Is This A Silkie???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickie Mamma, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Hello, I hatched this little guy 2 weeks ago and I know they go through an "awkward" stage but, he has no "poof" and his feathers coming in are all over the place. I know the person I got the eggs from also has Frizzles.. So what do you think?? [​IMG]

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  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I don't think it is a silkie, here is a pic of my silkies when they were little. It may be a cochin?
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  3. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    Looks like a silkie or maybe silkie feathered cross to me. Pet quality silkies often don't have big crests & he's only little so give him a month or two.
     
  4. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I can't find a pic of my cochin babies right now but they look more like your chick.
     
  5. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Thanks... I never had to question any of my Silkie hatches before. He/she is so cute all the same. I will wait a few more weeks and I will post another pic.. Thanks for the replys!!
     
  6. VettekLisa

    VettekLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 Silkies that are 4 weeks old now. They are just starting to get
    their crest feathers in.
     
  7. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Quote:Hello, yes, I had a couple hatches that some of the babies took a while before their crests came in. It looks like it has a beard but nothing on top at all. When it was first hatched, it was more reddish, now as the feathers are coming in, seems more Grayish. [​IMG]
     
  8. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    I think he looks like a cochin. Heres a pic of mine when they were little.

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  9. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Looks like a cross of cochin and silkie to me.
     
  10. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Looks like a Duck to me! [​IMG]

    Oh the other one

    I can't tell from the feathers but I would vote either Cochin/Silkie cross or Cochin
     

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