Tell me what I have here....Silkie?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jmcggnj6, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. Jmcggnj6

    Jmcggnj6 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am guessing Silkie or Silkie mix....I have never had silkie's before but my daughter picked this little one out at a swap meet last weekend. It does have the extra toe.Beutiful colored little bird. Also any guesses to sex.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    It does look like a blue silkie. You have to wait and see if it develops a crest. I'm guessing it will have a smaller poof on its head eventually. It's also is bearded too.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Beautiful blue silkie. As a breed they are one of the most difficult to sex before 4-5 mos. of age, and sometimes not till they crow or lay eggs. How old is the chick now?
     
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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Jmcggnj6

    Jmcggnj6 Out Of The Brooder

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    So being new to this breed I must ask is it normal for a silkie to not have the head tuft?
     
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  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    If they have no crest, than they are not purebred silkies, even poor quality birds have something on top.
     
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