New chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rubenmarquez23, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. rubenmarquez23

    rubenmarquez23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello this are my new chicks a Roo and Hen I was told they are Silkie bantams but I read that Silkies have five toes and this only have four I will post pics of them in a couple of weeks, I just want name ideas lol [​IMG]
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Not silkies, as you said silkies have 5 toes, feathered shanks, black skin and unless the person can vent sex (which isn't always right) there's no sexing them this young. Please post pictures in a month or so and we can help you figure out what they are. Good luck with the cuties. [​IMG]
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Those aren't silkies. I'm not seeing silkied primaries. Besides it usually takes months for a silkie's gender to become apparent, so I'm not sure how the seller can claim you have a pair.

    What other breeds did the seller have? Welsummers maybe?
     
  4. rubenmarquez23

    rubenmarquez23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I thought they weren't silkies I also can not see any traits, yeah they are still small so In a couple weeks I'll post another pic
    From the top of my head I can remember are Rhode Island reds, black and red broilers and "silkies" and probably 5 other breeds that I can't remember right now
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree they aren't Silkies...not even close...and not RIR's nor black or red broilers...they are probably a mix of those 5 other breeds as they look like mixes to me.

    You may be lucky and have a pair. I read one Ag article that states "typically" partridge colored chicks will be girls if the stripe goes from the head, down the neck, down the back and has 3 colors in the stripes while it is "often" male if the stripe is on the head, skips the neck, then continues on the back and only has 2 color of stripe.

    I tried it on picking out my EE's and it seemed to work...or I just got really, really lucky.

    Anyway, good luck with your 2 little chicks and post photos in a few weeks.
    Lady of McCamley
     
  6. rubenmarquez23

    rubenmarquez23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The guy that sold them to me he vent sexed them and he said that the hens have a tail and the cocks don't
    But whatever breed they are I will take good care of them
    Once they start getting their feathers I'm going to post some pics :)
     
  7. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

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    Might be bbred old english
     
  8. rubenmarquez23

    rubenmarquez23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like old English so I hope that's what's they are
     

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