Smooth feathered silkie?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by matven123, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. matven123

    matven123 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] this is Oreo I was told she is a silkie but has smooth feathers she has the walnut comb, black skin, 5 toes with feathers on all. Does anyone know why her feathering would be smooth? [​IMG]. I Baught her from a show breeder
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    She's a mix. The gene for Silkie feathering is recessive. Silkie to Silkie will only produce Silkied offspring. When you breed a Silkie to a non-silkie, you get normal feathered chicks. To keep the full crest, it's likely she's a Sultan or Sizzle mix.
     
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    She's not pure Silkie.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    she's a mix - hope the breeder didn't charge you for a silkie show bird
     
  5. Apocha14

    Apocha14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I 2nd the sultan silkie mix!
     

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