Silkie Cross?

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

  1. whudson

    whudson Out Of The Brooder

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    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?

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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