What color is this silkie?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by hennypenny99, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. hennypenny99

    hennypenny99 Songster

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    Look at this silkie baby..... I bought the egg on e-bay and they were supposed to be silkie eggs. Well it looks like a silkie but it's barred in color? Can silkies even come barred? I didn't think they could. Could she be a cross between a barred cochin and a silkie? That would be my best guess. Look at her little fluff ball tail in the third picture. She is super friendly and adorable but I wanted to raise pure silkes and I am not certain she is 100% silkie. What do you think?
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    Here is another of my babies. I would call her blue.
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    This little girl is just beautiful. I have no question about her color - obviously she is black. I just wanted to show her off. Her crest is so full she can barely see and she is only 12 weeks old. I just think she is beautiful and I am going to let my kids show her in the local fair this year.
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    Oh and see the guineas in the pics? I bought those yesterday from a local lady. SOOO glad I found her! She raises all kinds of fowl - chickens, turkeys, and guineas. I am excited about starting guineas on my mini farm. I bought 8 - 5 pearl, 2 pied, and one brown. They are 4 1/2 weeks old and I also bought 2 newborn bourbon red turkey polts!
     

  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Thats a cuckoo silkie [​IMG]
    the one you think is blue is splash.
     
  3. hennypenny99

    hennypenny99 Songster

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    Oh another Speciall thing about my little mystery chick... barred silkie.... She has 6 toes!!! One of her toes splits on the end and it has two toes and toenails on it!! LOL! Perhaps she is just inbred?
     
  4. hennypenny99

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    Really? Splash! & Cuckoo... Time to google!! I need to go back on ebay and look at the eggs I bought. It seems like one of the batches I bought did have a ton of colors in her stock. Whatever she is she is the sweetest in the whole bunch.
     
  5. Stormy Autumn

    Stormy Autumn Chirping

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    Silkies often have extra toes! It's just a trait of that breed.
     

  6. Cuckoo is a project color in Silkies. I believe there's a thread about them on the Breeds/Genetics section. I'm also under the impression that they are a result from crossing Silkies and Barred Cochins.
     
  7. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

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    Quote:Yeah but as far as I know they usually only have 5 toes, not 6.
     
  8. 9farmgirl9

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    sunny & the 5 egg layers :

    Quote:Yeah but as far as I know they usually only have 5 toes, not 6.

    All my silkies have 6 toes--i have 7​
     
  9. snyd08

    snyd08 Chirping

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    cuckoo silkie!?! have not seen these. time to do research of my own and get me some eggs! very pretty looking. im a sucker for different breeds in the cuckoo patterns![​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

  10. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    LUCKY!

    Cuckoo silkies are a rarity!
     

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