Really a black orp? A mutant?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by calichick123, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. calichick123

    calichick123 Out Of The Brooder

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    The breeder said this was a black orp....I THINK. I am a chicken newbie so I was trying to remember all the different breeds I was buying that day. The pic isn't great, but the feathers are longish and growing down tge leg onto the feet. Also, the butt and tail point down, never up. Anyone know what she is? Sorry I don't have another pic. At least tell me if black orps can have feathery legs.[​IMG]
     
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    Wanted to add- the butt is pointed so far down, the feathers on the tail nearly touch the ground. Is this normal for certain breeds or is she sick?
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    It's definitely not a Orpington with those feathered legs as Orpingtons have smooth legs. I can't really say for sure what breed it is without being able to see the rest of the chicken. Does it have 4 or 5 toes? I can't tell from the angle in the photo.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    We do have to see more of the bird. Feet aren't enough.
     
  5. calichick123

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    Sorry these are so dark.
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Orpingtons don't have feathered feet.

    That's a silkie mix, cute little thing.
     
  8. Michael OShay

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    I'm glad you were able to get a pic of the entire bird posted. I agree with donrae; it's a Silkie mixed breed.
     
  9. calichick123

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    Ok, thank you!
     
  10. Michael OShay

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    You're welcome.
     

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