It's Cute! But What Is It!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lockedhearts, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    This was supposed to be a Silkie, UHHHHH HMMMM It is really cute has feathered feet but is almost a Mille Fleur pattern.
    Any Ideas?

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  2. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    a cochin mix?

    edited to add I think its going to be very pretty when it gets older!
     
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  3. Black Feather

    Black Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's....drum roll please....a CHICKEN!...Yup, pretty sure that's what it is....although it could be a young turkey as well [​IMG]

    All kidding aside....maybe it's a hard feathered silkie?

    UC
     
  4. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Quote:I am fairly new to Silkies and I was wondering if there were Silkies that are not "Silky" I think that is likely the solution to this then.


    I guess I should have added in the first post, it does have 5 toes and starting to get Poof Head feathers, no vault though.
     
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  5. Black Feather

    Black Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm....there are quite a few silkie exerts on the board who could probably help you out more than I. Does it have dark skin? Maybe lift under the wing and look to see if the skin is black or light colored. If it's dark it may be a silkie cross.

    UC
     
  6. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Quote:Yep it has dark skin.
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    It's a silkie cross. Most likely one parent was not a silkie, although it's possible that it's more than one generation away from pure silkie on at least one side.
     
  8. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    It was supposed to be a pure Bearded and muffed Silkie [​IMG]
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Looks like it may have small muffs and a few beard feathers.

    Either the birds weren't separated for breeding, or a rooster snuck into the silkie pen.

    Many good quality silkies do not have the vault, so until it is a bit older you won't know for sure whether it will develop a decent crest or not.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Wonder if it's a Silkie/D'Uccle cross.
     

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