silkie has green feet

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by trkcChick, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. trkcChick

    trkcChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a silkie chick and as it has gotten older his feet and beak are green instead of black. I know that he is definitely not show quality, but is there something wrong with him?

    Thanks,
    Rellina
     
  2. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    He most likely has a mix of some sort in him--do you happen to have any pics?

    I wouldn't think anything is wrong with him health wise as far as the green skin goes, but again, a pic would help! [​IMG]
     
  3. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I had some silkie babies and posted the same thing on here. Some people said it was normal, said not. [​IMG] Wish I could help! [​IMG]
     
  4. trkcChick

    trkcChick Out Of The Brooder

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    this is some pics of my green silkie

    his earlobes are green also

    thanks,
    Rellina

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  5. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Wow!!!!! That's weird I think he is a cross of some sort [​IMG]

    (but he is pretty) [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2009
  6. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    Here is the link to my old thread about my new babies! There were many different opinions. I had to unfortunately rehome mine and don't have them so I can't tell you how they look now. But there was one in there that had greenish legs and beak. I didn't get mine from a breeder or hatchery so there is always the possibility that the one was mixed, but they were advertised as pure. They were just some that someone was selling.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=163519&p=4
     
  7. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    My guess would be EE X Silkie
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    ARRRGH! Green legs do not an EE make!!! MANY breeds have willow (green) legs.

    He is a Pet Quality silkie who has the gene for yellow skin and lacks the gene for black skin, as can be seen by his red comb & wattles.

    Silkies are supposed to have turquoise earlobes.

    Since he has silkie feathers, he is not a mix. Just poor quality for exhibition or meeting the standard.
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2009

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