Silkies?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Michelle46, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Michelle46

    Michelle46 New Egg

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    Hello we bought some silkies on monday but can you tell if they are full silkies or cross.They are a week and a half old at the moment.. Plz can you help? Thank you


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  2. Campine Lover

    Campine Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have some of the silkie look..... but they don't seem quite right. I'd same mixes?
     
  3. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    I agree. I would say mixes as well
     
  4. tigerrrrrrrlilly

    tigerrrrrrrlilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, I think mixed except the 3rd pic. The coloring seems funny on some, like EE or something and not so fluffy. They have black skin so maybe?? [​IMG]
     
  5. stampntam

    stampntam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with mixed, their feather should be fuzzy!
     
  6. silkieowner

    silkieowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep i'm going to say there silkie cross there not purebred.
     
  7. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may have to disagree. they very well could be pure. they are in the UK their silkies aren't usually as " fluffy" as ours. I wouldn't make any judgments until they get past this " awkward" stage [​IMG]
     
  8. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    Quote:I'll second that. The USA is the only place really where the outrageous top knot sizes and extreme silkie feather is.
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    At this age their wing feathers should be opening up--that will tell you whether they are silkies or crosses. If the wing feathers are opening up to normal feathers, they are crosses; if opening up to silkie feathers, they are silkies. They are much, much too young to tell quality.
     
  10. stampntam

    stampntam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oops, sorry didn't see it was the UK.
     

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