What breed is my little Ebony?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenPeep, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    I hatched this little guy/girl about 3-4 weeks ago. His/her name is Ebony. I thought it was just a black silkie like all the others because it has feathered feet and black skin. But thes it started growing regular feathers, not silkie feathers. She (lets just call it a she for now [​IMG]) Is completely black except for a little brown 'dusting' at the tips of some feathers. Any ideas? She's only 3 & 1/2 weeks old so i don't know if you can tell the gender yet..... But what breed?!?

    If you need any more pics, feel free to ask! [​IMG]

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    She is getting little pin feathers under her chin. You can kinda see it in this pic, but not much. Could that be a beard? Just throwing out possibilities! [​IMG]
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    ~UPDATE~
    While for a while it was deided that Miss Ebony was a Silkie- D'uccle cross, that is not true. I recently visited the woman that gave us her egg and asked her if she had any D'uccles. She did have a few, but they were not in the same pen as the silkies, and were red and black. She told me that Ebony is atually a Americauna - Silkie cross! What do you think about that? I was honestly a bit shocked because most people (Including me) were sure she was a D'uccle.
    Here's Ebony now.
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    She is quite the snuggler!
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  2. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe a silkie cross? Looks like a pullet too [​IMG]
     
  3. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    silkie x cochin IMO, and a pullet! [​IMG]
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hmm, she has the skin coloring of a silkie, and the feathered legs, and she has silkie eyes. I'm betting she's a mix......Very cute!
     
  5. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Thanks for the quick replies! And pullet? Really? How can you tell?!? [​IMG]
     
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  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks silkie mix...by the looks of it it has black skin,plus the poof spot on its head, then the heavy feathered feet could come from a cochin, d'uccle, or any other feather footed breed.
     
  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote silkie/polish mix (do I see a little head poof)? She's adorable![​IMG]
     
  8. torrelee

    torrelee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie d'uccle crosses looked like that when they feathered out: very fringy around the edges, but hard feathered, not silkied. Was the hen a silkie? Do you know what she could have crossed with?
     
  9. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh. my. gosh. she looks exactly like my hen, ebony! she is a cross between a cochin and a silkie/rosecomb mix! is there a possibility your ebony could be the same?
     
  10. ChickenPeep

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