Need help identifiying breeds silkie maybe? Help Please!!!

kristen110907

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Sorry for the numerous posts throughout the website i didn't know exactly where to put my question. Ok so i went to tractor supply and found some bantamns which i was told the white ones were silkies and i have always wanted some so we got 3. 2 of them have black beaks, black skin and 5 toes. The other one however has yellowish type of beak and yellow skin but has 5 toes. I was told all of them were silkies but the one with the yellow skin i felt was different. I also felt like something was wrong with her feet because her legs where spread far apart and she didn't stand up like the other ones do. She seemed to kinda drag her feet while she attempts to walk, and always stays where ever i lay her at. So i felt something was wrong with her legs until i ran across a type of bantam called Salmon Faverolles. I looked at pictures of the baby Salmon Faverolles and noticed it looks identical to the 1 with yellow skin. I also noticed the Salmon Faverolles were lowered down and their legs spread apart as well so maybe nothing is wrong with her. I am going to post some photos and want ya'lls opinion. Also if it is a Salmon Faverolles can you tell me anything about the breed because it is completely new to me are they docile like silkies? Is their anyway to tell a roo from a hen at such a young age?

Here are the photos of my 2 chickies i was told were white silkies, now are they infact silkies?



Here is the photos of the other chickie maybe the Salmon Faverolles?





 

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The top two are silkies and the bottom one is probably a sultan. It could possibly be a faverolles, I've just never seen a hatchery selling faverolles bantams before. However, the spread out legs is actually called splayed leg, and it is not normal. You can fix it though. Just search for 'splayed leg' and you'll find pictures of how to fix it using a bandaid.
 

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It looks like it's feathering out white. Faverolles don't feather out white. That's why I think it's a sultan.
 

feathersunshine

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the top ones are definetely silkies. i just purchased some and they look EXACTLY like that. they are beautiful. you can always identify silkies by their blackish skin and the fuzz on thier legs and feet.

good luck!
 

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The top two are silkies and the bottom one is probably a sultan. It could possibly be a faverolles, I've just never seen a hatchery selling faverolles bantams before. However, the spread out legs is actually called splayed leg, and it is not normal. You can fix it though. Just search for 'splayed leg' and you'll find pictures of how to fix it using a bandaid.
I agree.
 

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Their heads are really flat to be sultans, there are white faverolles as well

I know, but these are hatchery birds which, unfortunately, are not very good quality. Those silkies have awfully flat heads too. I have also never seen a hatchery offering bantam faverolles, especially in an unusual color like white.

Plus, if you look at the chick's comb in the second picture, it doesn't have a straight comb as faverolles would, but rather a V-comb like a sultan.
 
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mrsmayo

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I know, but these are hatchery birds which, unfortunately, are not very good quality. Those silkies have awfully flat heads too. I have also never seen a hatchery offering bantam faverolles, especially in an unusual color like white.

Plus, if you look at the chick's comb in the second picture, it doesn't have a straight comb as faverolles would, but rather a V-comb like a sultan.
You're right, I didn't notice the comb
 
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