Silkie Cross?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by whudson, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. whudson

    whudson In the Brooder

    Jan 5, 2009
    I bought a dozen "Pure Bred" day old White silkies back in March.

    Now I'm wondering what my "Pure" silkie may be.... Do you think he's mixed with another breed?



    All the others are solid white.
    Sorry for the pics - took them with my cell phone.
    I'll try to get better pics tomorrow.
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2010
  2. kaitlyn_rae2003

    kaitlyn_rae2003 Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    Laconia NH
    I am NO expert but it looks like a silkie definetly, interesting splashing of colors though! Good luck, I know there are tons of experts who are better suited to make the call. Cute bird though!
  3. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    Yep, definately a silkie. Not sure about coloring.
  4. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Songster

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    They are probably pure but pet quality. Lots of disqualifications on these
  5. V Comb

    V Comb Songster

    Doesnt look like a silkie. I think maybe Silkie x Cochin, because the comb is completely wrong. But hes very cute [​IMG]
  6. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2010
  7. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Songster

    Feb 20, 2007
    Winchester Kentucky
    That guy definitely has genes from another breed. I would bet that somewhere in his ancestry is a D'Uccle. Here are some of the traits form the other breed; single comb, slinder tall body type, Vulture locks, and eye color.
  8. huckleberryfarm

    huckleberryfarm Chickenista

    Jan 7, 2010
    Greenwood, SC
    I was going to say silkie/cochin cross too. I have a bunch of those and they look a lot like yours. And they are awesome chicks! Much more curious and adventurous like cochins but soft and sweet like a silkie.
  9. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    He's not pure. That single comb is NOT a characteristic of a pure silkie.
  10. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    probally a cochin / silkie mix! Totally cute though...............

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