Silkie? Cross? Something else?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chicky Chick Mama, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Chicky Chick Mama

    Chicky Chick Mama Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 12, 2011
    western kentucky
    We just got this sweet boy today, I'm guessing he's a couple of years old from his spurs. Someone told me he cannot be a silkie because of his comb, but the guy I got him from thinks he is. His skin is black and he has leg feathers, but they are in rough shape. He wasn't in the best atmosphere for any chicken, much less a pretty boy. Thanks in advance!! (Let me know if you need more picts. Just got him today, so he hasn't had his real photo session yet.) [​IMG]

  2. evenstargirl

    evenstargirl Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 9, 2011
    Wow, he is pretty! Well, his feathering certainly looks like a Silkie. But my Silkies all have purplish blue ears! His comb is gorgeous. Curious to see what answers you get! To me, he looks like a cross between my Leghorn and my Silkie hen. Ha!
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    He's a pet quality silkie that just might be a cross back in the wood pile somewhere. Does he have 5 toes?
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    From what I understand, you need to copies of the silkie gene to produce the silkie feathering. I would say he is silkie with something else in the background. I do have a silkie with a red comb, but her parents both had the right colour comb. Sometimes you will see this.

    Either way, he's cute. Not SQ, but cute either way :)
  5. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2009
    Ashtabula, Ohio
    He is an average pet quality, or hatchery quality Silkie Rooster.
  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2011
    This guy is absolutely a mix that involves Silkie in there somewhere. If he's from a hatchery, it's a very lax one. Even hatchery quality silkies should have black skin and a walnut comb. They sometimes lose the extra toe, facial feathers, and round butt... but hatcheries usually don't deviate from the standard THAT much.

    I'd say this boy has silkie grandparents on both sides, and some side liasons by his parents. He's very pretty, I think he looks better than a purebred silkie :)
  7. Chicky Chick Mama

    Chicky Chick Mama Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 12, 2011
    western kentucky

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