Silkie/Cochins?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tacampbell1973, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. Tacampbell1973

    Tacampbell1973 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up these two little sweeties at auction a few weeks ago. I was fortunate to meet the seller. She said that the hens were laying already, a small brown egg.... To date I have not seen a single egg. The more I look at them trhough, the younger they seem. In fact, one still has a baby voiceand rather than a cluck sounds more like a bullfrog. I know the picture isn't the greatest but was hoping someone could give me an estijmate on age. I am guessing about 12 weeks or so. However they are purported to be a Sillkie/Cochin and I know nothing at all about Silkies. I do know though that they do not look a thing like the Silkie pictures found here in the forums.... Nonetheless, they are both very sweet and shy and I don't regrret them for a second.
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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Could you get a better picture?? From the little I can see, I'm not seeing any silkie traits in them.
     
  3. Animol

    Animol Out Of The Brooder

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    They don't really look like a silkie cross to me either. Silkie crosses (as long as it's the F1 generation) have dark skin, usually have an extra toe to some extent, a bit of a puffy head and have the very fluffy EE/ameraucana looking necks. From the photos (though I can't see the feet) it doesn't look like either are exhibiting these traits.
    Good luck with them anyway, theyre pretty 'lil things [​IMG]
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't see any Silkie traits. I think you have some poor quality Cochins, or they are crossed with another type of bird, not Silkies.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Tacampbell1973

    Tacampbell1973 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all for your input, which I value very much. I rather suspected that they weren't Silkie. However as I said they are very sweet and are incorporating themselves in nicely with my other birds. Thanks again, I will try at a later date toget picrures, but it is so difficult for me to get decent pics of my birds, they are always on the go and if the body isn't moving then the head is,. It's alot like trying to photograph a toddler just quicker, have a wonderful day to you all and thank you again.[​IMG]
     
  7. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    lol yes you, or at least I, have to take 50 pictures just to get one decent one.
     

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