Remember me (Update on post 6!) Silkie x EE! Gender?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kellykate, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. kellykate

    kellykate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I have a couple newbie questions ...
    1) This chick had an EE mom and a white Silkie dad. Does that make her a EE or just a true blue mutt? No worries I am happy either way!!

    2) Also I have posted on her before due to her funky green feet and beak -- now as she is getting older I was wondering if you can tell what kind of comb she has.

    3) If it safe to assume she will be all white? Since the feathers that are coming in are white and smooth not like a silkies (I know silkie feathering is recessive)

    4) Finally any idea on gender?? Is it too early to tell - she is 3-4 weeks old

    Ok *lots* of questions!! Thanks in advance for your help![​IMG]

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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    no idea-just wanted to tell you he/she is beautiful!!
     
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    looks like a silkie comb to me, I just love seeing her she is so unique!!!
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    pea x walnut
     
  5. kellykate

    kellykate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ha thanks she is quite a pretty mix. I am still a huge fan of her silly dark green feet and beak!
    Anyone have any ideas about gender? Since it is a silkie mix should I expect it to be looong time before I can determine gender? What about egg color -- she was said to have hatched from a bright blue egg although I saw the possible 'moms' and they definitely weren't true Ameraucanas? Will she (saying it is a she!) lay green eggs like an EE? Thanks again!
     
  6. kellykate

    kellykate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Moved the gender question over to the Breed and Gender section! Thanks for the comb help!!

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  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:A true walnut comb already has the pea comb gene. I would say that more than half the silkies I see have true walnut combs, fewer and fewer are just the modified rose combs.
     
  8. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    gosh, I dunno. Definintely not a "expert opinion" but it gives ma a cockeral vibe.
     
  9. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    SHE is still so pretty!--I really think its a girl-I have 3 silkies at 16 weeks old and their waddles and combs are huge! congrats
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    He is a boy with a true walnut comb [​IMG] Those legs are slate, not willow/green and the beak colour is called horn.
     

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