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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cbrown86, May 12, 2011.

  1. cbrown86

    cbrown86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I asked the worker at Atwoods to get me a Silkie and turned around. When I got home, I found this was what she gave me. I don't think it's a Silkie, so what is it?

    She is gray with black beak, tiny black comb and feet. She has 4 toes. She is a bully and chases my other chicks around, pecking their faces, but she is sweet to me. She is about half the size of my smallest chick who is almost 2 wks old.
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    I felt bad for this one bc her face kept getting pecked. What is she? She has a yellow beak, no comb yet. She has yellow feathered feet. Her feathers are kind of orange-ish with some black trim. She is so sweet and gentle. She likes to lay in my hands, and doesn't mind the other chicks.
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  2. 4cheepers

    4cheepers Out Of The Brooder

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    First one looks silkie to me, correct me if I'm wrong but the black skin/beak is a dead giveaway [​IMG]

    Little one looks sort of like a golden lakenvelder chick I had, but that's by no means a definitive answer!
     
  3. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
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    I think the first one is a bantam of sorts...I'm only learning the breeds; but that size would indicate a bantam..
     
  4. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Does the first chick have 5 toes? If not then it is not a Silkie.
     
  5. cbrown86

    cbrown86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I've heard that Silkies can have 4 toes, but if they do not to breed them bc the gene will pass down and they wouldn't be show quality. Which I don't care about. I know it's a bantam, bc it is just so tiny it has to be! The 2nd one, I am pretty sure is a standard. Either that or it is older.
     
  6. 4cheepers

    4cheepers Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, silkies can have four toes. It's a recessive gene.
     
  7. zookeeper15133

    zookeeper15133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first one looks like a silkie, but it only has 4 toes and no feathered feet. Maybe a cross?
    The second could be a cochin.
    But I am no expert.
     
  8. CindyJeann

    CindyJeann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could the second one be a buff brahma? I noticed the feathered feet.
     
  9. SIMPleChick

    SIMPleChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! Look at that 3rd picture!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA! That little guy is saying either, insert hot tub here, or Hey, baby, how you doin'! [​IMG] SO CUTE!!!
     
  10. cbrown86

    cbrown86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone told me it might be a self blue old english? As for the yellowish one, I haven't the slightest. I just felt bad for the little booger. HurstsHens-yeah I giggled when I took it! [​IMG]
     

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