Silkie cross? Pics

taraann81

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I have some little chicks who are starting to feather out. They all have 5 toes, some of them have normal feathers but a few of them have feathers that look frayed,.
Is it typical of silkie crosses to have frayed feathers?

I'll try to take some pics

Here is a pic of the whole chic



Here is a pic of the weird frayed wings. Half the chicks I hatched from these eggs have frayed feathers the other half have normal feathers.



I don't know what they are but I sure do like them. Mutt chickens are sort of fun, I already knew what my rock barrs would look like feathered out, I already know what my white chanteclers will look like feathered out BUT these guys were a surprise and its been really fun to watch!
 
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Birdgirl

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I wonder if hes a Cuckoo? im not for sure how they look. But yea somehow theres a cross in there.
 

taraann81

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Quote:Sorry for being chicken illiterate, whats a gray? Is it a breed or just a coloration of a breed? And if its a coloration, which breed?
 

allmypeeps

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Silkies arent all 'puff' they have some normalish looking feathers on their wings...

Not sure about coloring on yours....my silkie is Partridge and wings look like this:



maybe you just have a 'splash' silkie?



I dont see cuckoo maran in there!!!?? but Im no expert...
 

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Quote:Sorry for being chicken illiterate, whats a gray? Is it a breed or just a coloration of a breed? And if its a coloration, which breed?

It's a color variation of a silkie
 

taraann81

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Thanks everyone and allmypeeps that photo is helpful, maybe I do have some pure silkies!
 

allmypeeps

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I think you have a splash silkie.

Like I said I'm no expert, I only have one silkie, and its 9weeks old roughly so I am new to this silkie thing too, but your birds wings look like mine- except for color of course. And the color to me looks like the color of the splash I posted above. (usually they are so fluffy, unless they extend their wings out you don't even notice they have 'feathers' on their wings!)

It's definately be a SURPRISE anyway! how exciting indeed!

....now if its a 'silkie' the other puzzle will soon be Male or Female!


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