True Silkies?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by animallover294, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. animallover294

    animallover294 New Egg

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    Hello I just got a bunch of silkies from a breeder, they are 2-3 weeks old, when I brought them home I started questioning if they were pure silkie, the coloring is way crazy for being blue, splash and buff. I also noticed 3 have single combs not walnut like the rest. They have 5 toes, 2 have tuffs of hair on there head (guessing this is bearded?) some dont have any feathering on there face, are they pure or crossed with something? Pics below.. I can get better closeups later on..
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  2. lazypifarm

    lazypifarm Out Of The Brooder

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    The feathering on their face will probably come in later; I imagine they are just in their "awkward" phase. :) I see blue and splash, but those brown ones are not buffs. They shouldn't have any black on them if they are buffs. They should DEFINITELY only have walnut combs; that is the real give-away to me that they've got something else mixed in. Maybe someone who knows the colors better will chime in!
     
  3. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    They are "pure" in the hatchery stock sense. That's just how the average silkie from a hatchery looks. Kinda all over the place, with only silky feathering in common.

    Those colors are also typical of a mixed color group of silkies allowed to freely breed with each other.

    If you wanted the "cotton balls" with round bodies, big crests you can only get them from a serious breeder with "show stock" breeding goals.
     

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