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Silkie Chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Fowlty Towers, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Fowlty Towers

    Fowlty Towers In the Brooder

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    I am such a NEWBIE and have so MUCH to learn!! My son's class incubated and hatched a mixed clutch of eggs. We adopted "Bruno" (what a cutie!) who is almost 4 weeks old and was told it was a silkie. Is it? It seems like it might be mixed with something else when I compare with other pix of young silkies. Any help with an ID and sex (hopefully, it is a she) would be awesome...thanks!!

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  2. ChIck3n

    ChIck3n Chirping

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    Looks like a silkie to me. You can be fairly sure by looking at the feet. Most chickens have 4 toes, silkies have 5. It's been ages since I had a young silkie though, so I suppose might possibly be mixed with something else (just wait for a silkie breeder to come on here and confirm). As far as sex, silkies can be difficult to sex even when older, so I have no idea on that.
     
  3. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Songster

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    Looks like a gray silkie, no idea on sex, like ChIk3n said, silkies are too hard to sex until they are much older.
     
  4. Fowlty Towers

    Fowlty Towers In the Brooder

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    Here's some updated pictures of our cute fluff ball at 3 months old. Do you think it is a gray silkie still? Still too hard to tell if a roo or hen? Thanks and Happy New Year!!

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  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    She is nice. I cant tell what gender but if you get a picture of her head sideways, we could see if there are stereamers coming out the back. I suspect female, but may be all wrong.
     
  6. aduplantis

    aduplantis In the Brooder

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    Looks girlie !! No expert. I have 3 silkies and I LOVE them. Enjoy her or him . I hope the gender is what you want. Good Luck !!
     
  7. Old Fart

    Old Fart In the Brooder

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    My vote from what I see is little girl !
     

  8. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Songster

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    Definitely a gray silkie pullet.
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I vote pullet.
     
  10. Gray and it is a pullet
     

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