Is this a true Silkie?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenannie1, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. chickenannie1

    chickenannie1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got this from a lady when I was looking for a smooth feathered roo to put with my frizzle hens. She said it was a silkie but it doesn't look like any silkie I see on here. It has true feathers on top. Any thoughts?

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  2. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kinda looks like a cochin x silkie but I am no silkie expert...by the way, Im pretty sure silkies are supposed to have black skin (comb and wattles), not red.
     
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  3. ya, i dont know but some thing bout it dont say silkie,
     
  4. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe silkie feathering is recessive...so most likely, he is second gen silkie cross. Probably silkie x cochin, then crossed back to a silkie.
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    He is a pure silike, just not show quality.
     
  6. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with RF. He's a silkie alright just not a god quality one. But I love his color!
     
  7. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed on those that said pure silkie. I'm not seeing any cross there; he looks similar to a red silkie roo I used to have. He's not show quality, but is definitely silkie.
     
  8. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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