Silkie, right?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cottontail farm, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. cottontail farm

    cottontail farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Morning,
    Our local TSC has a bin of chicks right now that I am almost positive are silkies but the manager says "no" although she couldn't tell me why she thought that.

    They are:
    White with a visible "puff" behind beak/between eyes
    Very Black legs with full feathering
    Black beaks
    I could not see extra toes
    I could not see skin color

    I am going in today to get meat chickens and would like to buy a couple of these too, if everyone thinks they ARE silkies.
    What I'm asking is - is with the way I described them is there ANYTHING ELSE these could be BUT a silkies? If so, what?

    Thanks!
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I've never seen another breed with black legs/skin at TSC. I'd say chances are very high that they're Silkies.
     
  3. cottontail farm

    cottontail farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the positive vote. By your picture, I would say that you know a silkie. Beautiful bird! I ended up buying two today when I went in. The DO have extra toes and black skin. Silkie!
    It's really funny because only hours after being here they are totally the bosses of the brooder. Like in a "I know I'm beautiful, get the heck out of my way" as they knock over a meat peep on the way to the feeder. LOL.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    You're welcome. And, thank you! That blue girl is Wendy 1 (or 2, I can't tell them apart :p ), one of my favorite girls. She's a looker :)

    Its good they're being assertive, hopefully they'll stay that way so they don't get picked on. Congrats on your new chicks!
     
  5. chookguy

    chookguy Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds like a Silkie to me
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If you get them - take photos and put them up here for us to see.
     
  7. cottontail farm

    cottontail farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cottontail farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's one after 10 days. Adorable!
     

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