SEE BOTTOM OF POST FOR RECENT UPDATE.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 ) 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! 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! ~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. She is quite the snuggler!