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is this what they look like

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 13 chickens, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. 13 chickens

    13 chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is what a three week old silkie is supposed to look like right, I am new to silkies.
     
  2. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think that is a silkie. I have raised many silkies from egg to adulthood and none of mine have looked like that. That has to many feathers and not enough fluff. Not sure what it is. Hope someone here can tell you the breed.
     
  3. hatcherkid777

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  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your silkie appears to be a mix, their feathers are supposed to be fluffy like fur. Here's a picture of mine.

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  5. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you post a better pic of your chick. Then we might be able to see the "fur" better if it is a silkie.
     
  6. 13 chickens

    13 chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    he has 5 toes and the comb of a silkie
     
  7. 13 chickens

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    but there is a possibility of him being part Old English Bantam
     
  8. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking it's mixed. It's just not fluffy enough to be a full Silkie.
     
  9. 13 chickens

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  10. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's a mix the wings look exactly the same as my BO's wing feathers.

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    The blue one in the front is my blue orpington.
     

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