NEW! My Silkie...ISNT! What do you think it is? ADULT PICS ADDED!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by greytmommy, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. greytmommy

    greytmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so these are my first chickens. I just picked up 5 Silkies today. There were in a group with "Mixed Bantams" and silkies were included. I asked for 1 black, 2 white and 2 grey. I checked the first 2 chicks to make sure they were Silkies (5 toes, black legs)...The lady helping me knew a lot about chickens. When I got home, I noticed my 2 grey "silkies" only had 4 toes and orange legs! Whoops!!! They are definately Bantam, and they have fluffy feet.

    So, you have any guesses? What are my mystery chicks? [​IMG]

    I cant post pictures (since I am new)....but if you have some guesses let me know! If you want to guess, you can PM me, and I will send you the links to photobucket with the pictures.


    -Erin


    UPDATE!!! Adult pics are added on page 2!!
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2011
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hatchery chickens may not look anything like the breed standard says they should. Do your grays have the same type feathers as the ones you know are silkies? They may just be very poor quality(in a show sense) but still nice for pets - or they may be some breed crossed with silkies. Are their feet feathered. Would really need to see some photos before guessing?

    If you just respond to a few posts every day - even just to say " nice looking coop," or "adorable chickens." you will build up enough responses to allow you to submit photos.
     
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do they have the little head poof if not could be cochins.
     
  4. greytmommy

    greytmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have feathered feet. They do not have the "poof" on top like the silkies. When I look at them side by side you can tell....

    here is my photobucket (since it isnt a clickable link, can I do this??) add http to the front and it will take you there.

    [​IMG]/s194.photobucket.com/albums/z309/IGgreyhoundgirl/Chickens/

    The pictures are labeled, and there are about 7 called "mystery chick 1" and "mystery chick 2"

    I would be ok w/ some Bantam Cochins.... There are not a ton of fuzzy foot Bantams that come in grey are there?

    I would also be ok w/ a cross breed. They are just pets. [​IMG]
     
  5. 4 Love of Baby Chickens

    4 Love of Baby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Bantam Cochins. Bet they'll feather out Blue or Splash. [​IMG]
     
  6. greytmommy

    greytmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well....COOL! I wanted 4-5 Silkies...but i am ok w/ 3 Silkies and now 4 Cochins (2 Bantam and 2 Standard). Blue and Splash coloring would be killer! My other Cochins....one will be Black i think (maybe really dark blue?) and the other...I have no idea! Buffy is dark, but sploched w/ lighter colors all overs....So i have no idea what she will look like! haha!

    Hopefully the Mystery Bird we named "Blue" will end up a Blue Cochin. that would be fitting. [​IMG]

    thanks!
     
  7. greytmommy

    greytmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for anyone else interested...here are the pics:

    Mystery Chick #1

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    Mystery Chick #2

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  8. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies I think or maybe Cochins
     
  9. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww! What cuties! [​IMG] My hens are sitting on six eggs right now! I can't wait for my fluffy butts!! [​IMG]
     
  10. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    I'm going to say bantam cochins as well based on the feathery feet...
     

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