So, is she a Silkie, Polish, or Houdan mix?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Equest94, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Equest94

    Equest94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I have just posted a "What Breed?" about my new girls, but now I am questioning the breed of my first hen. I know she is an Ameraucana/EE mix... I'm just not sure what breed the other percentage is. I always figured she was an EE X Silkie, but then reading another BYC member's post about a possible Houdan mix, got me curious.

    Is she an EE X Silkie, EE X Polish, or EE X Houdan?

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    NOTE:
    - she has a beard
    - she has puffy cheeks
    - has puffiness on her head
    - smooth-pea comb, no wattle
    - 4 toes (3 front, 1 behind)
    - slight feathering on feet/legs
    - she's small, but not teeny-tiny


    Thanks in advanced!
     
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  2. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure looks like some Silkie in there too me! Nice!
     
  3. purplebaby

    purplebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no idea ... just wanted to say how cute she is (the chicken and the girl!)
     
  4. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say EE x Sultan for sure [​IMG]
     
  5. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SHe is really striking looking, with the green legs and the white with her colored feathers looking almost light green in the photo.

    Pretty girl.
     
  6. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    I vote for Silkie x EE
     
  7. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats what I was going to say but do all silkie x's have black skin?
     
  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    I would imagine it would depend on the quality of the Silkie.... because it is a disqualification to have anything other than black skin, so I imagine that it does happen, just like popping out with less than 5 toes [​IMG] But, I could be wrong. [​IMG]

    Also, to note, I am not sure how this works in all breeds, but it is possible???? that one parent passes the skin color down to half of the chicks? I saw a post about a sex-link cross and they mentioned not being able to sex by skin color because both breeds mentioned had yellow skin.... so....???????
     
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  9. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm good point Guitarists. I really have no idea then lol [​IMG]
     
  10. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Looks like a Sultan cross...she's CUTE!
     

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