Is this grizzled silkie showing signs of being a boy?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Renn, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Renn

    Renn Out Of The Brooder

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    i recently got 3 silkie chicks, they are only 2 weeks old so I know it's way too early to tell, but my black frizzled silkie has a much larger comb compared to the other 2 that have really no combs, and also has noticeable wattles, where the other 2 have no wattles. Could this possibly be the start of this chick being a boy? Sorry for the bad picture, it's hard to get a good one! But you can see the comb and wattles under the face..
     

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    It's not a pure bred silkie, I see no crest, and it has a single comb. It's too young to guess at it's sex yet.
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    X2.

    It also doesn't look to have black skin.
     
  4. Renn

    Renn Out Of The Brooder

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    It does not have black skin! The other 2 silkie chicks do have black skin, this one has black frizzled feathers and pink skin. I got them from wilco, can they be mixed breed? Is it still part silkie? Thank you for the help! We are new to chickens :)
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Does it have feathered legs? Could be a frizzle Cochin.
     
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  6. Renn

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    Yes it's legs have lots of feathers! But I just checked, and while the other 2 silkies have 5 toes, this one has only 4? I'm so confused now!
     
  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a frizzled Cochin.
     
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  8. Renn

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    Does that mean it's not a silkie at all? Thanks for all your help!
     
  9. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    It isn't a silkie or a silkie mix. It's a Cochin.
     
  10. Renn

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    I wonder how they ended up giving me a Cochin instead of a silkie.
     

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