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Need Help IDing Fuzzy Baby

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mommy2Blaze, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Mommy2Blaze

    Mommy2Blaze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I am new here and posted and intro post too. I have 10 babies now, 6 of which I am almost sure are wyandottes. One black bantam of some sort and 2 itty bitty chicks that I have no idea about. The one I am asking about though I thought was a silky but then I read silkies have 5 toes instead of 4 and this one only has 4. She does have dark skin though and very "furry" feathers. A lot are still coming in so she doesn't look as fluffy as she is going to I am betting. I had to bathe her because she had yuck stuck in her foot feathers and it was grossing me out lol. She wasn't thrilled with that till I wrapped her up in a warm towel then blow dried her haha. She rather liked that part. Wasn't thrilled with the photo shoot either and let me hear it. But anyway, I don't know if she is a boy or girl either but that doesn't really matter as we are thinking of getting a cage and keeping her as a house chicken. I like her...a lot! [​IMG] Anyway, I would appreciate any help I can get. This is the first time I have ever had chickens and they really grow on you.[​IMG] You will like the one where she is yelling at me lol. Oh yeah, she was purchased from TSC Mar 1st so I would say she is right at a month old.
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  2. chicky_mommy

    chicky_mommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black skin means its probably silkie or silkie x.
     
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the edge of insanity
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  4. Mommy2Blaze

    Mommy2Blaze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if it is a silky cross that could be why it has only 4 toes right?
     
  5. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    I've seen a few "hatchery" silkies that only had four toes, or the fifth toe was so small that you couldn't see it under the fuzz. Definitely looks silkie-ish to me.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think she is a silkie cross but even pure silkies can have 4 toes , it just means they aren't show quality.
     
  7. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is probably just a hatchery silkie, silkie feathering is recessive and would not show up in a cross. [​IMG]
     
  8. Mommy2Blaze

    Mommy2Blaze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Thanks so much you guys!
     

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