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What am I?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pipsmom, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. pipsmom

    pipsmom Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2011
    Trying to figure out what this little one is. She/he came from a flock of Black copper marans, easter eggers, red sexlinks and silkies. There were no bantams in the flock. It is the same age as the one it is with in the photos but quite a difference in size. The owner of the flock that it came from is at a loss about what it is. Any ideas. It is about 4 months old here.
  2. babyrnlc

    babyrnlc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2011
    Tulsa, Ok
    I thought silkies were bantam? I have no clue but it is cute. You should name it Thumbelina'
  3. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    In that bottom picture, I see the ever so faint hint of muff. So I would say EE. Red-sex link males are white.

    ETA: I am not saying that one is a male though... Just that her EE could have bred with a red-sex link male, which destroys the sex-linked gene... But...
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011
  4. pixiedouglas

    pixiedouglas Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd say someone snuck an egg into the coop!
  5. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2009
    Ashtabula, Ohio
    With that beard and comb I would say you have a dwarf Easter Egger. There shouldn't be any Silkie blood in that bird because skin pigment is to light. I also don't think you have a bantam, as that bird is way to small. It looks like a dwarf bird, which occasionally happens no matter what breed one is dealing with. Dwarfs are usually infertile and hen dwarfs tend not to lay eggs.
  6. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

    May 3, 2011
    Magic Birdie land
    a cutie [​IMG]
  7. pipsmom

    pipsmom Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2011
    Quote:Hmmm, interesting about it maybe being a dwarf. The owner of the flock thought it is a mutant of some kind. I didn't know there could be dwarf chickens. We are hoping it is a she and her name is Opal. She belongs to a friend.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    silkies are bantams but not a thing on it says it has silkie in it. i dont really see any of those breeds in it though. i am going to guess it will also be a hen when it gets older to. try posting again later on. hmmmm could just be a dwarf like rhoderunner says
  9. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    kinda goin with everyone else on the dwarf... such a cutie tho!! [​IMG]
  10. pipsmom

    pipsmom Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2011
    If she is a dwarf, can she live a normal lifespan? Also is there any chance she could be introduced to the flock or would she just be too small and get picked on? And would there be any special care or nutritional issues?
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011

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