Mystery white fuzzy 4-5 week old chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jynestia, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. Jynestia

    Jynestia Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a bantam from a straight run. I have *no* idea what it is. It's super soft and fluffy almost like a bunny. I thought the fluffy cotton tail it had was down that wouldn't let go, but it's growing MORE of it.

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    Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a silkie. I used to raise a lot of those now I am just down to one. You can tell just by the way the feathers are. Silkies unlike other chickens have feathers the same consistency of chick down that they have in adulthood. These birds are really unique too, they have five toes on each foot, crests, muffs, beards, bluish black skin and bones, and blue/turquoise earlobes. Silkies can be very docile birds and you might find that you love them.
     
  3. Jynestia

    Jynestia Out Of The Brooder

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    Omgosh! Really! I wanted a silkie!! I didn't think I'd find one at tractor supply... this made my day! There are two. I shall name them violet and petunia ^_^
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It is a White Silkie, and I'm leaning towards it being a cockerel (still way too young to be sure on gender, though).
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a White Silkie to me, too.
     
  6. Jynestia

    Jynestia Out Of The Brooder

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    Edited to add the two of them together.

    What makes him seem like a cockerel? I can't tell. There are two and they're exactly the same except ones a little bigger.
     
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