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What are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SirUlrichsMom, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. SirUlrichsMom

    SirUlrichsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Back in May or June i was given some baby chicks someone hatched for a school project, they where not sure what they are and ime not sure what exactly they are but they look like some kind of mix of something.
    they are all very similar looking but at the same time different.
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    this is one of them (i love the red and yellow on the cheeks)
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    full body shot of the same one its larger than three of them.

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    another of them (i noticed the green on the cheeks recently??)
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    body shot of that one (this one is smaller)

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    this is the red from the last pic and 2 of the others i got with it the one in front is solid black and one in black if you look close is black with a bit of red around the neck just under its head. these ones are smaller than the first red one and the barred one.
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    this is the last of the lot, its also the biggest. it this is the best shot i have of it, its camera shy. (it has the yellow and red cheeks too) this one is about the same size as my amish chickens and my black sexlinks.

    if you have any ideas what they are or what kind of mix they might be im interested in finding out. also if you can tell what sex they are, they are about 5-6 months old
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    the first and last birds are roos the others are hen and they are silkie mixes
     
  3. NosiphoChooks

    NosiphoChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hackle feathers on the top rooster look like my old cream crested legbar's.
     
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the 2 barred chicks are roosters, looks like they have some silkie in them, do any of them have 5 toes?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Someone top-hatted mated with someone with barring. Since the two boys are barred, they could be sex links, or it could be coincidence.
     
  6. SirUlrichsMom

    SirUlrichsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about those things on their cheeks? I think they are neat but what are they?
     
  7. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beard/muffs

    here is a good picture of a beard on a silkie (from feathersite.com)

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    Last edited: Dec 13, 2012
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    they all do not have 5 toes

    the 1st and 2nd are cockerels. all the girls however do look like they have silkie in them the cockerels i lean more towards a polish or something else along that line
     
  9. SirUlrichsMom

    SirUlrichsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what i was kind of thinking, but i wasnt sure. the little girls have a kinda light grayish color skin, a friend of mine mentioned that silkies have black skin. of them only one has 5 toes tho. the first and last have white skin(i finally got ahold of the one black and white barred one today and got a look).
    thanks for the help.
     
  10. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Are the legs feathered? If so, I would say its a good chance they are silkie mixes. If they are not feathered, you may still have silkie mixes, or it's possible they are bearded polish mixes. The first and last ones are roos.
     

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