What breed is she?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by StephensonC, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had posted this earlier when she was 8-12 weeks old(she's now around 20 weeks old) but got some mixed responses and was unsure of the type of comb she had. At the time, it resembled a blob. It has grown out a lot more now, but I do know it is not a single comb or pea comb. Is this a rosecomb? When I purchased her, I was told she was a Lavender Orpington. However, she clearly IS NOT. They said they hatched her from an egg from their own flock. At the time, they also had some Blue Cochin chicks from Murray McMurray for sale and I did hear them mention they had a Silkie rooster. She starting laying in December and her eggs are a very pretty creamy color. Her legs are black and she has some yellow patches on the bottoms of her toes. What could she be? Probably a mix of something, but wanted to get your opinions on what the possibilities could be. I just hatched some of her eggs today (mated with an OEG rooster) and all 4 chicks range from a light blue-ish to blackish with a little white fluff under the neck and below the vent area, have black beaks and black legs. (They are so cute). Sorry so many pictures, it was hard to get just 1 good one. Thanks!!

    This one was when I got her several months ago. This is a good one of her comb. What is that?
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    Good side view. Front view.
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She looks like a mixed breed to me.
     
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    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree she's definitely a mix breed.

    And if I have my comb genetics correct (which I may not), that resembles a walnut-ish type comb, which would be dominant over single types, and that would take us squarely to a Silkie roo [​IMG]

    What else she is, I don't know. She also looks a bit game-ish on top of the walnut comb.

    I just did a quick check on Silkie mixes, and it is very broad what you can get...the Silkie feathering drops out fairly quickly, and you can get 4 toed without head tufts...so it's possible Silkie was the dad....or not.

    Still a pretty girl, and I bet a great hen. I really enjoy my mixed breeds.

    Lady of McCamley
     
  5. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I see what you mean about the walnut comb so I'm thinking Silkie more and more. Glad you mentioned that.

    You should see her babies. Haven't taken any pics yet, but they are so pretty and fluffy. Can you tell Silkies from regular feathering when they are chicks or would it take some time to start to show? Ha These little babies are gonna be fun. Now I must go count their toes. lol Now I have to keep all of them, just to see how they turn out...lol

    Yes, she is a sweet girl. When I first got her, she was scared to death of me. Would run like crazy when she saw me. Gave me the hardest time trying to catch her. Then about 2 months ago, she just started squatting one day and we've been best of friends since. Now, she runs TO ME instead of away from me. Love her so much!!
     
  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    It's doubtful much if any Silkie traits will be passed along as she received little evidence other than a walnut comb...she would have to have the genetics to pass it along and the Silkie cross (if that is what she is) showed genetics of the non-Silkie breed more than the Silkie.

    It is very common for pullets to be quite skittish then settle when they come into lay. I've put it down to the fact that the young girls don't want to be bothered by the roo, but when they are mature, they seek attention.

    Enjoy your flock...it sounds like you are having a lot of fun with the new chicks....post some photos on the Broody thread. We ALWAYS love seeing moms and their chicks there :D

    LofMc
     
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  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Agreed.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Pretty hen!
     

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