Is this a silkie?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sueg6255, May 11, 2008.

  1. sueg6255

    sueg6255 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this a silkie? If it is what is it? male or female. I was told I had bought silkie eggs 18 and this is the only one that was fertile. I even had to help this one and almost had to give it mouth to mouth. lol.[​IMG]
     
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  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    A picture would help! [​IMG]

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  3. Jolyn

    Jolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Yep it could!
     
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    You really won't be able to tell if it's male/female until it's a bit older. IMO, Silkies are one of the hardest breeds to tell gender on.

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  5. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:beleive me, they are. I have 3 12 week olds and still don't know! Its so darn Frustrating!
     
  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks smooth feathered. Do you have a pic of the wing fanned out? If it is smooth feathered, it's a silkie cross.
     
  7. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also what do the feet and skin look like? Skin should be black, there should be 5 toes, and there should be feathers all the way down the legs and onto the toes....
     
  8. sueg6255

    sueg6255 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will post a picture after I get back from taking son to boy scouts. I will be very disappointed if this is a cross. I was told this was a pure bred silkie and it sure doesn't look like the ones on here in others pictures. But it does have black skin.
     
  9. sueg6255

    sueg6255 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a view of the wing. Hope this helps.
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  10. sueg6255

    sueg6255 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the foot.
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