Silky and ? mix. What gender? Also EE question.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DerbyChook, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. DerbyChook

    DerbyChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a silky mix that hatched with a batch of regular silkies. It has black skin but a regular four-toed foot. Mostly smooth feathers, although they are cutely curly. Larger by about a third than the regular silkies and more flighty. The farmer I got the eggs from has a number of other breeds, so clearly one of his other roos got in with the silkies for a few minutes at least. What breed do you think the roo was and is it a hen or roo? Pretty bird whatever the verdict.

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    This is an EE I got out of the pullet box at the hardware store, but I have my doubts about the pullet part. What do you think?

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    They both hatched around April 1. Thanks for the opinions!
     
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  2. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 silkie mixes just like your and they are silkie and leghorn mixes and they look so beautiful against that dark skin. Here are some pics!

    This is the little 6 week old I have and the second pic is the 5 month old. She has been laying since 4 months old!!! Oh, the roo in the pic is an ee/silkie mix.

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  3. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Your EE is a pullet! They have those curved tail feathers that can fool you into thinking rooster, but I'm almost 100% sure that's a pullet.
     
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the EE is a pullet! No doubt!! [​IMG]
     
  5. DerbyChook

    DerbyChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great news about the EE!

    Any idea if the silky mix is hen or roo? I don't think the it is a leghorn mix. I don't recall the breeder having leghorns. I guess I could call him and ask......
     
  6. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm can't guess on the daddy, but she is really beautiful!
     
  7. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Not sure who daddy is, maybe a cochin. Both look like pullets though. [​IMG] Pretty girls.
     
  8. DerbyChook

    DerbyChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay to both pullets! I can ask the breeder what he thinks about the daddy next time I see him. Whatever the mix, she is very pretty [​IMG]
     

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