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What chickens have black skin?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FluffyChic, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. FluffyChic

    FluffyChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 3 1/2 week old chick, that is supposed to be an EE. But, may have been an EE cross as I bought it from an individual w/lots of chickens. Anyway, he/she has gorgeous feathering and I noticed her comb, beak, and legs are slate color and skin is black. Is this a normal traight of an EE? TIA


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  2. ConchRepublic

    ConchRepublic Looking For My Marbles

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    Yep, EE's usually have greyish skin, some don't though.
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Looks like an EE to me. I've been noticing people bringing up photos of EE's with dark skin - I think it is a strain some sort of hatchery was carrying.
     
  4. KDbeads

    KDbeads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Notice the slightly feathered legs..... I bet it's mixed with a silkie somewhere in it's parentage [​IMG]
     
  5. FluffyChic

    FluffyChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks guys! I know I did see a silkie in her flock...I actually have another chick from her that has a little poofy head and feathered legs too [​IMG]. I know they are all probably mixes but I'm loving them anyway [​IMG].
     
  6. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Looks Like and EE/Mille Fleur mix. Cute!!
     
  7. FluffyChic

    FluffyChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! He/She is almost 4wks now...and I'm dying to know if it's a roo or not!! If it's a pullet I was really hoping for some nice color EE eggs [​IMG] . But if it's a roo, I'm sure he'll be pretty.
     
  8. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Looks exactly like my Silkie x Rhode Island Red mix hen, except my hen has five toes on each foot and a small crest.


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  9. FluffyChic

    FluffyChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh MY GOSH!! They look just like each other! Well, I know the lady did have RIR that she had gotten rid of and she did have at least one silkie there too!! Oh, wow maybe we figured out her mix...I'm uploading a more recent pic. So, I guess that means no different color eggs though [​IMG] ?
     
  10. FluffyChic

    FluffyChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, here is an updated picture...only about a week difference.

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