Silkie Cross - but with what?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DuaneC, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. DuaneC

    DuaneC Out Of The Brooder

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    So I bought a batch of "Silkies" when they were about 5 weeks old. They were obviously crosses, but all have black skin, 5 toes, feathered legs, and a variety of crests and beards.

    Three of them have the Silkie feathers and appear to be hens although only one has a full crest.

    Here's a picture of my roo, "Elvis". He does not have the Silkie feathers, or a full crest, but seems to possess all the other Silkie distinctives. They are certainly a cross, but with what?

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    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/BR5BH4FEpuwJmNgfSWrDbg?feat=directlink

    Ideas?
     
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  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    You may not be able to post pics until you have a certain number of posts.
     
  3. DuaneC

    DuaneC Out Of The Brooder

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    updated it so there's a link to the picture. Thanks
     
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    BirdNut Overrun With Chickens

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  5. DuaneC

    DuaneC Out Of The Brooder

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    Some of the links don't work, but most of them appear to. At least enough so you can get a good look at Elvis and see what you think!
     
  6. DuaneC

    DuaneC Out Of The Brooder

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    If you can see my avatar well enough, that's the roo in question. If you can't make out the pictures, perhaps you can take the following description and venture a guess as to the crossed breed.

    Here's what I see as typical Silkie characteristics (in no particular order):
    - Black Skin
    - Blue Earlobes
    - 5 Toes
    - Feathered legs
    - Walnut Comb
    - Mulberry wattles

    Non-Silkie characteristics:
    - Feathers - while they appear to be fraying somewhat at the ends, he has 'hard' feathers all over
    - Crest - He only has a 50's Elvis pompadour (hence the name) rather than a full afro-style crest
     
  7. DuaneC

    DuaneC Out Of The Brooder

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    bump
     
  8. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could be anything... and when you mentioned some hatch with silkie feathers, they wouldn't be 1st crosses either... so kinda hard to tell...
     

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