Is this an Easter Egger Silkie or what?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 2mnypetz, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. 2mnypetz

    2mnypetz Out Of The Brooder

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    My class incubated eggs at the end of last school year, and when they hatched I took several chicks home. (First time chicken lady) The farmer I got the eggs from told me one of my chicks was an Olive Egger (I guess from the Easter Egger family or something.) This pullet looks kind of like the other one that we think is an Olive Egger, but she's wider in her face & body, has fluffier cheeks, and her face is darker than the rest of her. Plus, she has feathered legs. So, is there such a thing as a Silkie EE, or is she something totally different?! I've been enjoying the identifications of everyone else's chickens, so I thought I'd throw mine out there! Thank you for any help.
     

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  2. Mylied

    Mylied Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are all characteristics that are normal to the ee breed. She's a very pretty bird.
     
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  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    If she's a true olive egger could be mixed with marans. You will have to see what her eggs look like.
     
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  4. 2mnypetz

    2mnypetz Out Of The Brooder

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    I never thought of that. That will be interesting!
     
  5. Patinas

    Patinas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert but I'm not seeing any Silkie traits. Very pretty hen though!
     
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  6. 2mnypetz

    2mnypetz Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe I don't really know what a Silkie is, then! lol
     
  7. Patinas

    Patinas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are super fuzzy!!! lol!! I don't have any but go google Silkie pics and then decide if you see any Silkie traits in your lovely hen!
     
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  8. Poultrybreeder

    Poultrybreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she is an olive egger, and is mixed with Marans, the feathering on her legs would be from the Marans
     
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  9. Patinas

    Patinas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have Marans either but I do have Brahmas and they too have feathered feet.
     
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  10. btguy

    btguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a (spoiled) silky. Yours looks like my ameraucana marans cross olive egger. An ee is just any mix that may have the blue egg gene. They are often sold as ameraucana but they are not the same.
     

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