Lets play guess the gender of the ambiguous silkie mix!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mandalina, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    Savannah,MO
    Come on, it will be fun!

    UB (as in Ugly Bird) will be 19 weeks tomorrow. I have always somewhat assumed UB was a roo bc at 4weeks the peacomb turned bright red and the legs have always been thick.Now though...I am calling it into question as I caught my main roo mounting UB.
    UB is a mix between a RIR and white silkie.

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    So let's hear those guesses on the mystery chicken!!!
     
  2. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Australia
    A roo for sure.
     
  3. Gracie9205

    Gracie9205 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i say roo
     
  4. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    roo
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Fascinating. . . Production Red x White = Duckwing coloring. [​IMG]

    You SURE that's what his parents are?
     
  6. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    Savannah,MO
    Yup, at the time only had 1 silkie and the only roo was my RIR. He looked like a little easter egger chick when he hatched with the chipmunk design and puffy cheekers..then he got ugly LOL
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Exactly. Duckwing. How interesting. Now of course, white can indeed mask just about any genetic makeup, I wonder if the Silkie had duckwing behind it. . . Never heard of such, but who knows. Loads of hatchery silkies aren't even purebred. . . Fascinating though!
     
  8. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched some silkie crosses and they dont look quite as ugly as yours do lol.
    This is my favorite
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  9. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    Savannah,MO
    Quote:Exactly. Duckwing. How interesting. Now of course, white can indeed mask just about any genetic makeup, I wonder if the Silkie had duckwing behind it. . . Never heard of such, but who knows. Loads of hatchery silkies aren't even purebred. . . Fascinating though!

    Yeah she is a plain ole hatchery silkie and isnt the most attractive bird ever herself but she has a wonderful personality [​IMG]

    And Crash , I think she is pretty! I have another silkie mix I just got who is mixed between a buff silkie mama and a black jersey giant father.She came out this great gold color with black on her tail, and she is toooo cute and very tall LOL!
     
  10. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    Savannah,MO
    And as for UB here, do y'all think his saddle feathers will grow out more to look more manly or is he destined to be goofy looking? My other roo's have all had lovely sadlle feathers that were deff manly by this age and well..UB's arent very impressive to the point I think I have hens that lay eggs who look more male than him somedays LOL.
     

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