Silkie cross? Pics

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by taraann81, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. taraann81

    taraann81 Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    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
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    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.

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    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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  2. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Songster

    Mar 18, 2009
    Indiana
    I wonder if hes a Cuckoo? im not for sure how they look. But yea somehow theres a cross in there.
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

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    I think it's either Cuckoo like you said Rach or it's a Gray.
     
  4. taraann81

    taraann81 Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    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?
     
  5. allmypeeps

    allmypeeps Songster

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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:

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    maybe you just have a 'splash' silkie?

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    I dont see cuckoo maran in there!!!?? but Im no expert...
     
  6. Year of the Rooster

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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 [​IMG]
     
  7. taraann81

    taraann81 Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Hmmm, So we're saying it might actually be a pure silkie? Exciting!
     
  8. taraann81

    taraann81 Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Thanks everyone and allmypeeps that photo is helpful, maybe I do have some pure silkies!
     
  9. 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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  10. nzpouter

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    Quote:possible in second crosses, and yours is a grey.
     

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