sheltering two new chickies...what the heck ARE they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by imzadi, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. imzadi

    imzadi Chirping

    Sep 19, 2012
    Hi there...

    Daughter has asked us to border her two "babies" for a moth or so till she figures out what to do with them. She thought they were silkies...I'm not so sure. they are about 2.5 to 3 months old. I'm not a chicken expert...actually, I've VERY VERY new to this.

    the dark one has a single comb...and no real poof on the head...but, kind of a mohock. He has feathers on the feet. His feathers seem more like feathers and less like the "fur" that a silkie appears to have. She thought he was a cockrel...I'm not so sure. his tail feathers are short and don't seem to "flow" like a rooster's do and the neck feathers aren't as long?

    The light one has the poof on the head...but, the feathers are, again, feathers and not so much fur. She has feathers on her feet...but not really very much. I do think she is a pullet.

    Here are some pix...but, not sure you can really see what you need to...hard to get a good pix of a CHICKEN![​IMG]



  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    They're not silkies, you're right. They're probably part silkie......we have some good silkie/tophatted folks here that should be along and figure them out for you.
  3. Panth

    Panth Songster

    Mar 5, 2012
    silkie mixes...I love the black one - he looks like a woodpecker! If you cross a silkie with any other "normal" feathered will get normal feathers - it looks like thats what happened.
  4. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

    Aug 4, 2011
    black is a boy.... They are slkie mixes

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