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what breed of chicken is this?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by swamperkk, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. swamperkk

    swamperkk Songster

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    i have two chickens that look like crows,dont know what kind this is i looked in different breeds and still cannot tell what this is,and no its not a crow or blackbird,i took a pic of them they are always on the move,so what do i have here?[​IMG]
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  2. maranfarmer563

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    Do they have top knots ,crest on head? They may be a silky cross
     
  3. swamperkk

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  4. swamperkk

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    cross with what? i dont know maybe with a crow,lol
     
  5. maranfarmer563

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    My Sumatra and my cemani have that green sheen,my tomaru do too
     
  6. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Crowing

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    Maybe they are Silkie mixed with Austrolorp or some other black breed, or maybe the Silkie parent had black feathers. Mixed breeds can be pretty tricky to figure out. I think I read that the Silkie feather texture is not passed to the first mix generation. But the crest and the black skin can be passed to the first mix generation.
     
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  7. maranfarmer563

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    Yes silky cross usually have regular feathers,count the toes and look at skin under the wing
     
  8. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Crowing

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    Yep, 5 toes would confirm silkie cross, but I don't know if all Silkie crosses have 5 toes.
     
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  9. swamperkk

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    no 5 toes here,but i believe the look more like the sumatra
     
  10. maranfarmer563

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    Ok not silky,Sumatra then,do both have the crest on head,may have some polish blood then
     

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