What color type? young Silkie rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mochicken, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I got this lil guy today, he is supposed to be 4-6 months old and came from a "rescue farm" that takes in unwanted animals, the lady got them from a farm that was abandoned. I got his mom and dad last week and they were both killed by a raccoon so my wife contacted the seller again and we got him, he's the last one. I intend to get him some lady friends in the next couple weeks [​IMG]

    What color pattern is he? Painted?

    Also why do his feathers look that way? do all silkies have those rough looking feathers or are his just growing back from others plucking them?

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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  3. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    blue with a single comb their supposed to have a walnut
     
  4. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    What does that mean? Possible crossbreed with another breed?

    I will look tomorrow but I believe he has 6 toes too lol, I think his 5th toes split off into twins lol. I will take some pictures tomorrow on that but I just read that its weird to have that so thought it was worth mentioning.
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Yes, supposed to, but sometimes, just like with Wyandottes, they have a single comb. So he's more than likely not a cross. I had 2 Silkie cockerels and they both had single combs.
     
  6. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
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    His mom and dad both looked perfect, I only had them one day unfortunately but they looked great.
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    hes a blue roo
     
  8. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Beautiful Blue
     
  9. wdc1952

    wdc1952 Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with the Blue. But with a single comb. This bird has some breeding that included a cross with a single comb breed.
     
  10. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    WDC Just noticed your from Kearney, small world your about an hour from me
     

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