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Silkie Cross Chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by peepinglaura, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know if a silkie cross chick looks, well, silkie-ish, when it's newly hatched? One of our chicks looks quite distinct, and we were hoping our silkie roo had managed to reach fatherhood.

    My camera just died so I can't post pics.

    Thanks for any input,

    Laura
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Really hard to tell without pics. Does it have a tuft of fur on it's head?
     
  3. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, not really a tuft. Will all silkie cxrosses have the sikie tuft?
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I am not sure, really. I do know that the silkie chicks and cross chicks I have seen have a lil something on their head.
     
  5. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    You might look for:

    * black skin
    * topknot
    * five toes!

    They are pretty distinctive. Good luck with your peeps! [​IMG]
     
  6. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some silky crosses have very little poof on their head when hatched. Some have LOTS. Distinctions should be there though - too many toes, a black or slate beak/face, puffy cheeks in many, and then pretty quickly curly or quirky feathers, some have very feathered feet, some only a few feathers. Some of mine started with head POOFS, most didn't, all show some cresting at two weeks.

    The ones with cheek poofs (tufts or beards) are pretty obvious. HI I AM PART SILKIE. The others tougher to guess. Some few will be normal (smooth) feathered, most will have curls, or frayeds or silkie feathers. It's all a bit of a crap shoot.

    I have some of each in my Sizzles and it's a screaming hoot.

    I'll get pics if you like.
     
  7. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
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    walkswithdog, are you seeing the black skin in all your silkie mixes?
     
  8. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    IA
    I have one out of a silkie and a frizzle roo. It it smooth feathered and the only give away that it is part Silkie is one foot has five toes but the other foot has 4 toes. It's weird but healthy and thriving.
     
  9. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A few have some pink skin on them, mostly toes, one has a slate beak, and one a mulberry comb, but most have black skin on them. It makes for a very pretty face.

    And they are not all the same foot wise. Some are five toed, some four on one, five on the other and one just has four toes.

    I have one smooth one - with no poof and one smooth one getting a poof which looks a tad odd.
     

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