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What breeds have black skin?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dianneS, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just hatched some chicks in my bator. I've never had any babies come out with black skin, plus I have never had solid colored babies in the past. One chick came from a pinkish egg that was laid by an EE or EE/cross. This chick is solid yellow with black skin, slate feet and a dark beak. Four toes and clean legged too. I've never seen anything like her? I'm trying to figure out who could be her daddy and what some of my EE's may be crossed with? Any ideas?
     
  2. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    To the best of my knowledge, Silkies are the only chickens with black skin. But as I'm sure you know, they also have 5 toes and are feather-legged. I'm not sure what the order of dominance is with these traits.
     
  3. RThomas

    RThomas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe that Black Sumatras also have black skin.
     
  4. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my banties are mixed with some silkie. I'm just not sure who laid these eggs? I have one silky cross bantam and a three daughters of hers who were fathered by EE roosters. Two of those girls lay green eggs and one lays pink. This chick with the black skin came out of a pink egg. I guess its from those silkie genes? I've just never had a black-skinned one before, ever?
     
  5. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies and Ayam Cemani - though I highly doubt you have mixes of the latter [​IMG]

    I don't know about sumatras.
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Some very rare Chinese breeds do, but I don't want to go surfing for the info,....again.
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Is the all the skin Black or is it just the face? If it is just the face that is called a gypsy face.

    Chris
     
  8. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For surly Silkies Do!!
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    As for black skin, there ARE indeed some Easter Eggers with dark pigmentation. . . It often links right back to the original birds from South America, which yes, a lot of those do have dark pigmentation, much like a Sumatra.
     
  10. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

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