Orpington/Silkie Cross?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rennie, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. Rennie

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I noticed this hen has 5 toes , Do you think she has some silkie in her ? Or some other 5 toed breed ? ( Dont know any others)

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  2. RAREROO

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    I'm not seeing any Silkie influence, I think Dorkings have 5 toes.
     
  3. Rennie

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo is a dorking I think...Forgot about him lol he deffinatley has 5 toes


    I hope it is a dorking cross, then I wont have more then 2 breeds in my potential chicks [​IMG]


    edit : After googling Dorking hens I notice they have upright tails just like her .. Maybe she is a dorking cross afterall,

    My buff has more of a rounded tail and a less prominate comb even though they are the same age, I wondered why they looked so different [​IMG]
     
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  4. RAREROO

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    Then I think thats what it is then. You got a pic of him so we can tell you for sure ?
     
  5. Rennie

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He isnt the father to this hen btw .. He is hopefully her boyfriend ( He has treaded her a few times this past week lol
     
  6. RAREROO

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    Quote:Hmmm Well he looks more Silver Birchin than Silver Duckwing like a Dorking. So I dont know.
     
  7. Rennie

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never heard of a silver birchen .. but now i have seen what they look like i totally agree, Is that a breed or just the markings ..and if its a breed do they have 5 toes ?


    Is it possibley a "Silver birchen Dorking" ??
     
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  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    If talking variety names, silver birchen is birchen. If talking genetics, if is the birchen E-allele plus silver; gold birchen (variety is called brown red) would substitute gold for the silver.
     
  9. Rennie

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if im right in understanding what your saying ... I have a "Birchen Dorking" no silver needed to describe it ?
     
  10. RAREROO

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    So if im right in understanding what your saying ... I have a "Birchen Dorking" no silver needed to describe it ?

    Yes Silver is not necessarily used to describe it because Birchin is typically used to describe the Silver Birchin color so really the Silver birchin part is not needed, but like Sonoran said, there is a gold birchin counter part that is called Brown Red in most breeds ( like Gamefowl) and Black Copper ( in Marans)
    So Birchin is a color pattern, not a breed.

    That being said, no I'm pretty sure that the Birchin color does not exist in Dorkings, Silver Grey Dorkings are genetically colored Silver Duckwing, not Birchin ( BTW in the case of describing Duckwing colors, you have to say Silver, Gold, or Red because there are those three base colors. )

    So Dorkings are the breed with 5 toes, the Silver colored ones are named Silver Grey Dorkings but there genetic color name is Silver Duckwing, and you bird looks birchin, not silver duckwing, so I would say he is not a pure Dorking.
     

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