My first chick. What is it?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jamilda, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. jamilda

    jamilda New Egg

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    I was given a couple of fertile eggs (silkie-size eggs) and was a bit surprised one actually hatched. Does anyone know what this is?
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  2. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welsummer?.
     
  3. jamilda

    jamilda New Egg

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    Thanks. We thought that too because we have a welsummer. The egg was the size of our silkies' eggs though..and much smaller than the welsummer eggs.
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    you'll have to wait a few days to weeks for better guesses. Do you know what the people who gave you the eggs have in the line of chickens?
     
  5. jamilda

    jamilda New Egg

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    They are breeders and have a lot of different breeds. I asked for ( and thought I had ) silkie eggs
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    and you might since this chick's toes look the right color for a silkie, it just looks to lack the feathered shanks and toes. Does it have 5 toes?
     
  7. jamilda

    jamilda New Egg

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    Ah! Thanks for enlightening me! I had never noticed that silkies had 5 toes. Feeling a bit ignorant now :)
    Anyway, no. it doesn't. I think it MUST be a welsummer then. Thanks.
     
  8. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    not a wellie, they have yellow legs and this one doesn't.
     
  9. nakstk

    nakstk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like my Easter Egger (EE) did at that age. What color was the egg it hatched from?
     
  10. jamilda

    jamilda New Egg

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    Kind of a creamy colour. Looked the same as one of my silkie eggs.
     

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