Silkie

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by daniellecm, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. daniellecm

    daniellecm Chillin' With My Peeps

    240
    15
    96
    May 10, 2013
    Hello all

    I was sold pure silkie chicks however I am starting to have my doubts about two of them. They all have dark skin and 5 toes but two look different to me
    [​IMG]
     
  2. daniellecm

    daniellecm Chillin' With My Peeps

    240
    15
    96
    May 10, 2013
    [​IMG]
     
  3. daniellecm

    daniellecm Chillin' With My Peeps

    240
    15
    96
    May 10, 2013
    [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    82,351
    10,016
    796
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Are they hatchery silkies - generally they have very poor type. I think your birds are either hatchery stock OR mixed breed silkies. One has straight feathers not silkie feathers at all. Another is lacking feathered feet.
     
  5. daniellecm

    daniellecm Chillin' With My Peeps

    240
    15
    96
    May 10, 2013
    They actually are from a breeder :(
    Very dissapointed in them. They were supposed to be pure show quality. Still love them but certainly not happy with
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,534
    783
    199
    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    I'd be making a phone call for sure! Far from show quality, even culls from show birds wouldn't look like this. Sorry, for your frustration.
     
  7. daniellecm

    daniellecm Chillin' With My Peeps

    240
    15
    96
    May 10, 2013
    thank you !
    I will definitely be making that phone call.
    any idea's on the what the mix is ? I have been very suspect for a few weeks as I have been watching them grow.

    Looking for a breeder that would ship to Canada. anyone have any suggestions ?
     
  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,534
    783
    199
    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    Likely mix with something clean legged, or just very poor quality breeding stock.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2016

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by