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Silkie? Can a silkie not have blue skin?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by alaskanchicken, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. alaskanchicken

    alaskanchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have what looks to be a white silkie, except she (hopefully) doesn't have the blue skin. She has five toes, looks just like the blu silkie chicks I have. What else could she be? I don't think she is a favrolle, ( i had one that died ) [​IMG]

    I will try to get photo's when I can put the baby down [​IMG]


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  2. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    This can pop up in Silkies every once in a while. It's more common among hatchery birds. [​IMG]
     
  3. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be a Sultan. What kind of comb does it have? Salmon Faverolles have a single comb and Sultans will look like they have nothing because later they will develop a V comb.
     
  4. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Doesn't scream Silkie to me. [​IMG] Hmm...
     
  5. alaskanchicken

    alaskanchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] This is her head, she has muffs and a beard. She came from the ornamental layers [​IMG]
     
  6. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This chick really doesn't scream silkie out to me. He/she doesn't have that little crest on it's head the silkies chicks usually have. I could be wrong though.
     
  7. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still looks like a Sultan to me. Beard/muffs + crest +feathered legs+5 toes+light skin+not much of a comb=Sultan
     
  8. alaskanchicken

    alaskanchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I bet it is a sultan. They aren't very good layers though. They look pretty...
     
  9. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you order an ornamental layer assortment, you aren't going for production birds. You're going for the birds that will give you some eggs and look cool hanging around in your yard. If you don't want that little one, I'll gladly take it off your hands for you. [​IMG]
     
  10. alaskanchicken

    alaskanchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    As long as she is a hen I will be fine. I would totally give it to you AK country girl, but my niece has clamed it and named it sophie [​IMG]
    I hope she will make it now. It seems like as soon as I name them and get attached something happens to it.
     

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