Silkie and frizzle chicks- how to tell apart?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BetsyB0101, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. BetsyB0101

    BetsyB0101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not the brightest person in the world. I got my box of chicks from the postoffice this morning and was so excited! So I came home and put them all under the light and they are doing great! Then it hits me! I ordered 20 silkies and 20 Frizzles, my friend gets half. I mixed them all up! They are all together! Can anyone give me tips on how to tell them apart? They are two days old and all colors. I can't post pics, am too new.
    Thanks for any advice!
     
  2. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silkies should have black legs, beak, and skin as well as 5 toes, they may also have a small poof on top of their heads.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    silkies have 5 toes and black skin what kind of frizzle?
     
  4. BetsyB0101

    BetsyB0101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] that's great! I can tell now! And the Frizzles are just frizzle bantams. Is that what you mean? I am just learning all this.
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    The silkies will have 5 toes, black skin and a crest. They will also have "hair-like" feathers. The frizzles (probably frizzled Cochins) will have feathers that all turn outwards towards the head. If they are Cochins they will only have 4 toes and yellow skin. Post up some pics, it should be easy to tell them apart :)
     

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