Silkies.............. are mine crossed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by samanthajosling, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. samanthajosling

    samanthajosling Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. samanthajosling

    samanthajosling Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Christie Loves Silkies

    Christie Loves Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Single comb is normally PQ
     
  4. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    Dunno, your link didn't post a picture. Please fix and we'll try again.
     
  5. Christie Loves Silkies

    Christie Loves Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could we just have a picture of the silkie with the single comb please?
     
  6. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    It is not unheard of for a Silkie to have a single comb. The Silkie comb is a complicated jumble of genes and sometimes they show up.
     
  7. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    The pic doesn't show, but if your bird(s) have:

    Single combs
    Skin any color except black
    More or less than five toes
    Smooth feathers
    No feather's on the legs


    Than yes, they are most likely crossed, and most definitely un-showable.
     
  8. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Quote:That is not entirely correct, sure they could be a cross but if they have Silkie feathers then they are Silkies. If they were crosses they would not have Silkie feathers. All of the things you listed also present themselves in hatchery Silkie stock. That does not mean they are not full Silkies.

    Most of the the things you listed can also occur in show stock.

    As an example, Paint Silkies can end up with pink skin. That's not something a breeder wants to see but it happens because of the genes used to get them to be paints.
     
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  9. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the OP's pic:

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  10. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:they look like PQ non bearded silkies
     

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