Thought I had silkies...?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PirateShipp, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. PirateShipp

    PirateShipp Out Of The Brooder

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    The bird closest to my kiddo. I thought these were silkies, but after looking at the images on the breed page, I'm thinking they're a mix? I have a hen and rooster. They don't look as fluffy as the ones in the other images. Trying to find a better picture in the mean time...
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  3. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    I would say they're hatchery silkies, which aren't as fluffy as good silkies from a breeder. Hatcheries don't really breed for quality, but instead quantity, so the quality of the birds isn't as good as what you would get from a breeder. Still silkies though!
     
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  4. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one in front left looks like a silkie. It might not be as puffy since it might be a lower pet quality vs show quality.
     
  5. PirateShipp

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    Ah! I see! That makes sense. Thanks guys!
     
  7. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes that is a pet quality silkie.
     
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  8. Pyxis

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    Definitely hatchery quality silkie looking at that last picture, or a mix with a lot of silkie and a little of what ever else was mixed in. Quality silkies have walnut combs, not single combs like your rooster there. My vote would be on hatchery silkie still.
     
  9. PirateShipp

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    So now that the silkies are out of the way. These others are Leghorns, yes? They were all gifted to us, so not really sure.
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  10. Wyandottes7

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    The others do look like White Leghorns.
     

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