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silkie or not

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by caseymacom, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. caseymacom

    caseymacom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told I was buying 2 silkies a hen and rooster I know sex can't be knew yet bit do I have silkies[​IMG]
     
  2. caseymacom

    caseymacom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. caseymacom

    caseymacom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    The black one might be a Silkie.

    The lighter one might be a Silkie mix.

    ETA: I believe there are ways that the dark skin is sex linked--so if the person you got them from knows what they are doing, you may indeed have a pullet and cockerel. I think the pullet would be the one with dark skin, but I'm not certain. Also, they of course would both be mixes.
     
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  5. caseymacom

    caseymacom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I wasn't sure I hope they are..if not I'm only out of 2 bucks and a couple of tears lol
     
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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. silkieguy5

    silkieguy5 Out Of The Brooder

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    Silkies typically have black feet and an extra toe
     
  9. caseymacom

    caseymacom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both have 5 toes
     
  10. chocol8bikini

    chocol8bikini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Updated pix plz! Where they silkies?
     

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