One of my assumed silkies hasfeather legs & the other does not.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by spazy87, May 19, 2011.

  1. spazy87

    spazy87 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two 1 month old chicks who appear to be silkies. They have the extra toe, dark skin, and are super fluffy. I've done a bit of research on this breed, and I've yet to see a silkie with clean legs. One of my chicks has the usual fuzzy legs, but the other chicks legs are clean. Has anyone ever heard of a clean leg silkie or have I overlooked them in my searches? I would appreciate your suggestions!! Thank you!
    (ps their names are Bert and Ernie)
     
  2. Sharksandguitars

    Sharksandguitars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe it is a hybrid.
     
  3. pics would help [​IMG]

    sounds like some of them arn't silkies
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    duh, just reread post .....

    agree, pics would be helpful...what kind of comb? how many toes?
     
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  5. could be faverolles
     
  6. spazy87

    spazy87 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for your interest! I have been trying to post a pic of Bert & Ernie but currently cannot as I have discovered BYC has been having some problems with SPAM & "new members." So I haven't forgot about you all! I promise as soon as I am able, I will post a pic of them!
     
  7. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have gotten hatchery Silkies without feathered legs/feet. Naturally, they were not pureblood Silkies, but what is pure from a hatchery?
     
  8. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agree, Silkies with hatchery blood or such breeding could very easily not express the foot feathering, 5th toe, black skin, crest, etc. Take your pick. I have seen and heard of them lacking foot feathering.
     
  9. spazy87

    spazy87 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh neat. thank you! Mystery breed solved.
     

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