Silkie Knowledge Seeking

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Four toes along with single combs would verify the birds are cross breeds. Genetics as it is-pure silkies do not have the genes to produce either single combs or four toes. While the toe number may be a fluke, single combs on two birds are not. I've had silkies with some really weird combs but never a single comb.

Those bantam silkies are beautiful; looking very healthy.
 

The Moonshiner

Professional Chicken Tender
Nov 17, 2016
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Single combs on hatchery quality silkies are very common.
It shouldn't be but it is. I see nothing with those birds to point to cross breeds but I do see a couple things that point to poor quality hatchery silkies.
 
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