What’s the cross?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mamasoto, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Mamasoto

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    C2312540-ECC0-4823-9EC7-1E22E7C759A9.jpeg I just hatched this baby from the incubator, curious because I have the hen (black silkie) in my flock with a white silkie roo, black silkie roo and black Cochin bantam roo... is this the black Cochin’s chick maybe? The only other roo in the flock is a huge barred rock so I know that’s not the case lol.
     
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  2. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Yes, I'd guess that it was the cochin, since the legs on your chick are lighter. If it had been any of the silkies that fathered this chick, it should have had dark skin.
     
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  3. crazy4ChickensNducks

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    I’m guessing it is a black Cochin x white silkie
     
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  4. Mamasoto

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    Mom is black silkie
     
  5. Mamasoto

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    Duh, I should’ve thought about that lol. I’ll get better at this chicken stuff!
     
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    Hey, we were all learning once. Most of us are still learning. My dad used to say; if your not learning, your dead.
     
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  7. crazy4ChickensNducks

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    Do you only have one hen with all those boys?
     
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  8. Mamasoto

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    Lord no, I have them in a flock of about 20. I posted this question without putting thought into what I was looking at. I’ve had chickens for about 3 years now for eggs but only recently have I started incubating chicks and taking in new breeds. So I’m learning this bit... takes a lot of looking into to figure breed standards and what not. I’m expanding coops building new ones and plan on having certain breeds so bare with me lol. I know not to have so many roos in one coop though.
     

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