Not-so-silky silkies. What are we?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FreckleFace, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. FreckleFace

    FreckleFace Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a self-confessed newbie to chickens. In June I bought a few little fluffy "silkie" chicks. Now that they are growing up (approx 3.5 months old), it is clear that they are crossed with something. But I have no idea what! I'm also wondering if they are little pullets or roosters. No one is crowing yet.

    They all have 5 toes, but their skin is grayish with blue-black spots. Two of them also have heavily feathered feet and legs. Here they are:

    Popeye
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    Stella
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    Slinkie
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    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. <3ChickenForever

    <3ChickenForever Fire Is Catching

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    They look like a mix of some-sort.... The first one looks like a rooster.
     
  3. stubbornhill

    stubbornhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy, I don't know, but they sure are cool looking! I like the little Polish looking hairdo on Stella.
     
  4. FreckleFace

    FreckleFace Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks! [​IMG] I know, they're so neat looking. Sometimes the "mutt" chickens are just so much more unique and fun looking. Our dogs are the same way. We don't have the foggiest idea what they're mixed with, but we love them all the more for their uniqueness!
     
  5. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Popeye and Slinkie are roos...

    Man are they pretty crosses [​IMG]
     
  6. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i might see a little cochin in the 2nd pic... the others I'm out to wind on... although none have loose enough feathers for cochin...
     
  7. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Popeye: Easter Egger/Maran Rooster
    Stella: Cochin/Polish
    Slinky: Barred Rock/Copper Maran

    They all look like they have a little cochin in them. Have Fun!!
     
  9. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1st one is a BR/EE
    2nd is half silkie
    3rd is also half silkie

    Unfortunately I can't see the other breeds in the last 2
     

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