Silkie cross sex please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by candycar, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. candycar

    candycar Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a silkie x bantam cross, not sure how much bantam is in it:D There are 3 generations in our flock of silkie/banty mix.
    Chick is 5 weeks old. Is it not too early to tell? I hope it's a female! Thanks!
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  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    What KIND of banty? Bantam is a size.
    Looks like a girl right now. She looks like she has a little tiara on!
     
  3. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

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    I agree, looks like a girl for right now, but still very young [​IMG] LOVE the hairdo!!
     
  4. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    I dont know, but that picture made me laugh out loud! It's fabulous!
     
  5. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    She's precious and has a gorgeous hair do. I think she looks like a pullet for now.
     
  6. candycar

    candycar Out Of The Brooder

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    If you like those pics, look at this!
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    grandma or great grandma was this banty
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    We started with 1 silkie roo and this banty, we now have 2 roos, one of which is the son of the original silkie. All hens are daughters of the different dilutions to the original pair. Confused yet?
     
  7. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    Cute pics - looks like a pullet right now, but that could change.

    Is the fuzziness just down, or is it silkie feathering coming in?
     
  8. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Ahh- ok- you have a bantam barred rock. What an interesting combination!
    Did you ever get any barred offspring?
     
  9. candycar

    candycar Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all, I'm glad you think it's a she. This was the only chick out of 7 eggs I incubated. I'm "mommy" and she has been kept in the house (for now:lol:)
    Turtlefeathers, the feathers are silkie, she only has babyfuzz on her neck and upper back now.
    Happymtn, we had one roo that was barred and smooth from the 1st hatch, 3 smooth black hens and 1 black fuzzy roo. The roos are gone now.
     

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