Silkie x mystery bird

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Brooke02, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Brooke02

    Brooke02 In the Brooder

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    Hello I was given chick at around 2 days old and told it’s a silkie cross. I am unsure of what though. I’ve waited until he matured and still don’t have any idea the lady who gave him to me had so many breeds and is unsure as well. He’s free run right now because my birds have started laying and I don’t want him to have him in the mix. Any ideas? 6C47F91D-03D1-4595-9D1D-BF5E0F9A689E.jpeg E30DD4BB-053E-45E1-AE79-693BB17A22E6.jpeg 397F6338-857E-4718-9E8A-B9E68784202D.jpeg I own silkie and polish birds and can definitely say he’s silkie but I feel like he also looks like my golden laced polish rooster, only because of the feathers on his chest. However I do not cross breed so I could be wrong.
     
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  2. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    He has a super white earlobe, so he is probably crossed with a white earlobes bird. Possibly Welsummers?
     
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  3. Brooke02

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    My camera is crappy on my phone his ear lobes are actually super light blue
     
  4. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Well, pretty much the same, blue is from Silkies.
     
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  5. Brooke02

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    Okay I will check out that breed :)
     
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  6. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    I really don't know, that's just a guess. But the chest feathers kind of have that white streaking in them, like Welsummers.
     
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  7. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Definitely not crossed with a Welsummer. Welsummers have red earlobes. My bet is on Brown Leghorn. Both Silkies and Leghorns are known to have blue in their earlobes, and Leghorns have white earlobes.
    His coloring and pattering is almost exactly like that of a brown Leghorn rooster.
     
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  8. Brooke02

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    Thanks for the guess I will take a look:)
     
  9. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Hi Bug

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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Does it have 5 toes on each foot? what color skin? Feathered feet? Would you please post a photo of bird , head forward showing the complete comb.
     
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