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Weird feathers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ShellLea, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. ShellLea

    ShellLea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone know what's going on here? Two week old chick from Ideal. No idea what breed as I ordered an assortment. [​IMG]
     
  2. Dani4Hedgies

    Dani4Hedgies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a Easter Egger to me :)
     
  3. ShellLea

    ShellLea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's got feathered legs. I dont really care what breed it is, just wondering why the feathers are coming in like that.
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    ? silkie? I've never had silkies, but wondering if it may have silky pattern. Knowing what breed it is will give a lot of information about what you are seeing in the feather pattern. If I recall correctly, silkies have feathered feet.
     
  5. ShellLea

    ShellLea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking it might be a bad quality silkie after comparing the feathers to ones I've seen online. It has slate legs and a yellow beak so if it is a silkie I don't see how Ideal can say they breed to standard.
     
  6. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does Ideal have Sizzles?
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If it has five toes and feathered legs, I'm thinking silkie.

    No hatchery ever says the breed to the Standard.

    I have two silkies from Ideal. Neither are bearded, they're barely crested, one has five toes on one foot, and four on the other. The hen has very lightly feathered legs. Definitely hatchery quality.
     
  8. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree, do a toe count & check out the color of it's skin/feet, Silkies should have 5 toes on each foot & black skin.
     
  9. ShellLea

    ShellLea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think so
     
  10. ShellLea

    ShellLea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's got five toes but not black skin. Slate maybe, but not black. It's probably a silkie.
     

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