So I bred two of my chickens, but the babies don't look like either breeds.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by elmoflim, May 18, 2016.

  1. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you guess their parents' breeds from looking at them? All five come from the same hen and rooster. [​IMG]
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  2. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is one parent an Easter Egger?
     
  3. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE and Orpington?
     
  4. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Weirdly no ee, but I'm wondering if one of the hen's parents were ee. The hen is a buff Orpington that I bought as a chick at a feed store and the father is a pure white silkie whose parents were both white silkies. [​IMG]
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  5. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking for a buff Orpington/silkie cross they really do look like ee chicks. I'm so glad I wasn't alone in it I felt a bit crazy.
     
  6. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know where the stripes came from. The hen in the picture doesn't look like she has any EE in her, but looks can be deceiving. I can see, now that you told me, that the chicks are part silkie. I wonder what they'll look like when full grown.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The hen is a pure Buff Orpington, and the rooster is a typical hatchery-type Silkie.
    White Silkies are recessive white. That means a bird must inherit one recessive white gene from each parent to show the color. Anything could be lurking under that white. Silkie feathering is also a recessive gene. Buff is a complicated color, one that is still not fully understood. It can hide all sorts of things.
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree buff orp pullet and hatchery type silkie cockerel
     
  9. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like that I can tell the Roos apart by color and comb. The girls are a lighter color with more black one them
     

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