Silkie crossed with what?

rosaline

Songster
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Dec 14, 2009
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Hello, I have bought some silkie chickens but I do belive they are crossed with another breed but I am not sure with what. Is it crossed with a Pekin?
Any ideas are welcomed x

Thankyou x

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asher

Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire
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Definitely a cross on the top one, but not sure whether it's silkie or polish cross. The light pink skin makes me think Polish. Does it have feathers on its feet? Not even positive the bottom one is a silkie mix at all, either.
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rosaline

Songster
10 Years
Dec 14, 2009
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England
They dont have alot of feathers on there feet, just down one side of there legs. I got them from a farmers market. I was told they are all silkies. I knew they had to be crossed with another bird.
 

Minniechickmama

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Sep 4, 2009
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Can't see the white one very well, can you get closer pictures and make them bigger? The second one I would think maybe a RIR with Silkie. I can't see a lot with the head/comb, but does look like a walnut comb and purplish?
 

ConchRepublic

Looking For My Marbles
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Jan 22, 2010
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The white ones seem to be one silky cross and one polish cross. The one in the back seems to have dark skin while the other looks way to light in skin color to be silky, but who knows. The tops seems to small to be polish... maybe a silky crossed with polish and something else?

The second one, a little dark to tell much, but seems to be a silky/RIR cross.

I usually wont buy anything from auctions and farmer's markets... most people are just trying to get rid of their mistakes and unwanted birds and have no problem in wanting to fool the unsuspecting buyer into buying something that is completely NOT what they say it is.
 

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