silkie hatchling ?tri colour markings

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BiffsEggs, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. BiffsEggs

    BiffsEggs In the Brooder

    Sep 1, 2013
    romford, essex, uk

    These images are of a single tri colour silkie freshly fluffed up same day hatched out

    Unusual colour variations .... Boy or girl?
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    I'm not Silkie expert, but that doesn't really look like a Silkie. I see no signs of a crest, beard, or muffs, and the chick doesn't seem that small and/or fluffy. Also, (at least that I can see), there are no feathers on the legs--leg feathering is an important Silkie characteristic. How many toes does it have? Silkies should have five, although some don't. Its way too young to tell the gender; many times you'll have to wait until a Silkie either crows or lays an egg before its gender is made clear.
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2013
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    Not all silkie chicks have a vaulted skull and beard/ muffs. I can see a small 5th toe on the one foot, and the lack of shank feathering. Might be a silkie cross, or a hatchery silkie.

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