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Strange looking silkie peeps

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by rannug, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. rannug

    rannug In the Brooder

    ok, here's my story and I'm sticking to it. I have two flocks. One has 5 banties, 2 full sized hens, can't think what breed right now, 5 Blue Palm turkeys, and one male guinea.

    The other flock has 2 male guineas which roost in a tree above the coop, 10 silkies and their various chicks. Yesterday I was presented with 3 silkie peeps. Fine and dandy. The only thing being is that 2 of the peeps look exactly like guinea peeps in markings and colors. I have heard that this is possible, but little did I expect it.

    I also have a chick from one of the Golden Comets bred by a banty, hatched and raised by a silkie. That chick is nothing but beautiful.

    Pics to follow when the peeps begin feeding outside.

    This is my story and I'm sticking to it.

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Yes it's possible but the progeny rarely live to be a year. See if you can find the old story "Miracle the Guin-Hen." Broke my heart years ago.
  3. pattyhen

    pattyhen Chicks Ducks oh my

    Apr 20, 2007
    It is possible I remember the story of Miracle too. I cried my eyes out reading that one. I would love to see pics of the chicks when you get a chance and good luck with them.

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