Okay, same old stuff... Breed and Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by micah wotring, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

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    WV boy here!
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    Thanks in advance!

    MW

    Oh, and I have no idea of it's age but I do know that it's grown a lot since a few months ago. Sorry I can't be more specific.

    Thanks again!
     
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  2. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a Silkie x ?
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Puts me in mind of a Silkie/D'uccle mix.
     
  4. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you! What about it do you think is like a silkie? It'd be nice to know another silkie trait.


    Thanks. That does make sense because of the feet feathers and the cheaks. What about it makes you think of a silkie?


    Anybody have any guesses on the sex of my beautiful bird?
     
  5. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah it looks perfect for a silkie- d'uccle mix.

    My reasoning- she is showing the fibromelanotic trait of the silkie- black skin. Her buff coloring is due to genes that dilute color, it also tends to dilute the black skin.

    She has a small crest, very typical of crest crossed to non crest.

    Her leg feathering is not typical of feather leg bred to clean leg, which tends to be a lot skimpier. She has a fair amount.

    Both silkies and d'uccles are pretty common backyard breeds, especially in bantam assortments.

    Her even buff coloring would work out of a d'uccle x buff silkie in particular.
     
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  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely a pullet.
     
  7. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you. Now that I think of it, the man I got it from did have a D'uccle rooster and several silkies.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    silkie cross - beautiful - love the coloring etc.
     
  9. micah wotring

    micah wotring Overrun With Chickens

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    Awesome! That's what I'd hoped. :D Thanks!
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    This.

    She's a cute little thing!
     

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