Silkie ??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kelebek1977, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. kelebek1977

    kelebek1977 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi

    I bought this 2week old chick last week. Was told its a Silkie. Was also told it's most likely female due to not having a 'tuft' on its head. The chick only has four toes though and I thought slikie's had 5? It has new feathers coming through on its feet.
    I'm not convinced its a silkie. :-/ Anyone a silkie expert and can prove me wrong please?

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  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely not a silkie. Silkie cross maybe. What kind of comb?

    As for crests, all silkies have them regardless of gender.
     
  3. kelebek1977

    kelebek1977 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmmmm, :-(

    It has no comb yet.
     
  4. kelebek1977

    kelebek1977 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a little confused on the colour too. I was told the parents are 'chocolate/gold silkies to white cockerel which gives you black'. But the chick has a pattern of white on the wings. Dont get me wrong, its a beautiful little bird but I feel a slightly disappointed.
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    It isn't a standard color. And gold crossed with white results in black??

    I'm afraid the person you got him/her from is clueless.
     
  6. kelebek1977

    kelebek1977 Out Of The Brooder

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    I figured that when I asked the guy questions. I actually bought the little bird to keep my single hatched, sizzle chick company. Its a little disappointing cause I may need to rehome the bird now that I know it's not a silkie. Not what I wanted to do really.
     
  7. kelebek1977

    kelebek1977 Out Of The Brooder

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    ....So now that I know it's not a silkie. What is this chicky? Feathered feet, four toes......
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    A mixed breed. maybe when it's older and has adult plumage you'll be able to have a better idea what went into the genetic mix.

    for now, it can sure keep your single company. If you need to sell it after a few months, well, then it will have served its purpose.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    maybe silkie mix. Personally I think it is a beautiful little chick with very interesting markings. At least keep it long enough to realize it's full potential (maturity)
     
  10. kelebek1977

    kelebek1977 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes he/ she is gorgeous and will be staying with me. Id worry if I let it go. The seller has RIR's
    Lavender Pekin, silkies and the daddy is a white silkie.
    I still can't work out the mix?? I'm beginning to think he doesn't know AT ALL what
    Breeds he has. [​IMG]
     

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