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Weird looking silkie rooster correct me if im wrong

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickelodeon, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. Chickelodeon

    Chickelodeon Chirping

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    Hello everyone i have 2 silkie hens so I decided to buy a silkie rooster but after close eye examination i noticed hes smaller than the hens and his body shape looks diffrent his legs are aligned with his chest while the hens are clearly not and his neck has yellowish white hair. Everything about him says hes a silkie looks wise but why is the rooster smaller than the hens and why his shape differs?
     

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  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Cluck cluck. Premium Member

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    Could just be the line he’s from.
     
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  3. Chickelodeon

    Chickelodeon Chirping

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    R u saying hes a cross breed Not fully silkie?
     
  4. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Cluck cluck. Premium Member

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    No. I’m just saying that the line he came from maybe had a different emphasis on body type.
     
  5. sylviethecochin

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    Also, I don't know if it's because we're on clay-based dirt or what, but all of my white birds gain a yellowish tint after a bit. It goes away with moult, and then slowly re-accumulates.
     
  6. Chickelodeon

    Chickelodeon Chirping

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    Thank yall
     
  7. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Cluck cluck. Premium Member

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    White chickens are susceptible to getting brassy coloring from being exposed to the sun.
     
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