silkie, red face and no crest??what is she???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Brandon97, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Brandon97

    Brandon97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey its brandon
    my friend gave my 8 silkies, but one of them seems to be different. she has no crest, and no signs of one, and has red skin on her face, yet black legs. im so confused!! the only reason i think its a girl is because i caught one of the young cockerels attempting to mate with her. i will post pics of her later. please help! any suggestions?
    thanks in advance
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  2. sunnysongbird

    sunnysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well if one the cockerels attempted to mate with her, it's probably a hen [​IMG] or a confused cockerel...but it's probably a pullet! Does she have a pom-pom on her head?
    Can you post pics?
     
  3. Brandon97

    Brandon97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this was taken around 3/4 months ago, i will have to post newer pics later today
     
  4. Brandon97

    Brandon97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    her face is a lot redder now as well, you cant really see it in the picture. is she a cross breed or just had bad genes???
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Is she a hatchery bird? May just be a very poor quality silkie. Many years ago when we got hatchery silkies, they sent some with pink skin.
     
  6. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does she have feathered legs and 5 toes on each foot?
     
  7. Brandon97

    Brandon97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no shes not hatchery, and yes she has 5 toes and black/blue legs....
     
  8. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mate her with a cochin and make yourself a silkied cochins... [​IMG]
     
  9. Brandon97

    Brandon97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would but cant get my hands on a cochin rooster, and i want one! [​IMG]
     

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