Silkie question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Mammabuckbuck, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Mammabuckbuck

    Mammabuckbuck In the Brooder

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    I just bought 4 silkie chicks...one of the 4 has yellow legs and 4 toes....the lady told me it might be a different breed of silkie...is she pulling my legg.... [​IMG]
     
  2. kingdr85

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    Sorry Mammabuck but maybe the seller is slightly pulling your legs - It could be a pure silkie but somewhere down the line the parents/grandparents/etc could have him mixed. Does it look like the others?
     
  3. muddyhorse

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    Probably a mix could be a cochin, do you have any pics ?
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I vote silkie mix if it looks like a silkie otherwise. Silkies should have black feet and 5 toes. It will still be a good pet! [​IMG]

    It might not be the seller's fault- sometimes the 4 toes will be present in a silkie breeding program. I don't know about the leg color though. [​IMG]
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I do not think the seller is pulling your leg; it is far more likely that she is uninformed, and has birds that originated from a hatchery (either they or their parents). THere are many breeds with yellow legs, so I would not automatically assume cochin. Look at the wing feathers--are they coming in silkied or not? If not, then you have at best a silkie cross. However, it might well be another breed entirely. Do you have photos?
     
  6. Mammabuckbuck

    Mammabuckbuck In the Brooder

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    The pics are not very clear my batteries are almost dead....this is the one she says is a silkie


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    these are the ones with 5 toes and black feet

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    these are the breeds she had on site silkies, bantys, silkie x, silkie x polish for sale. I am assuming on got one of the others
     
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  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Can you post a photo of the chick standing on its own? Can't tell much about it except foot and leg colour.
     
  8. Mammabuckbuck

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    Found batteries...okay this is the little fluff standing on his own....
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    My guess is a silkie cross--looks to have a single comb.
     
  10. Mammabuckbuck

    Mammabuckbuck In the Brooder

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    Oh my little girl will be disappointed...she spent her allowance to buy 4 pure bred silkies to raise as show chickens/pets/breeding stock....now she is doubting the pedigree of all her chicks.....I contacted the lady and she assured me that they are pure...but she is also selling silkie x and won't exchange for a different chick



    Thanks for the help everyone
     

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