What could it be mixed with?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wornoutmomto3, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. wornoutmomto3

    wornoutmomto3 Songster

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    My neighbor gave me one of her newly hatched chicks in trade for one of mine. The hen is an OEG and the chick looks OEG. Except that the face is a bit speckled and the legs and feet have feathers. None of her birds are feather footed. It is possible the hen had an encounter with another neighbors rooster, but he is a white silkie. Wouldn't the chick be more white if he was the father?
     
  2. Griffinsong

    Griffinsong Songster

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    Do you have a picture of the chick in question?

    Also what color is the OEG mother? they come in many colors.

    There are multiple kinds of white, and only dominant white[like in leghorns] would result in mostly white chicks.

    If the silkie is the father it should be easy to tell. The chick would have black legs, a small crest[might not be easily visible yet on chick], and five toes on one or both feet. The last trait sometimes can be missing because polydactyly can be repressed.
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Agree with this. There are several silkie traits that would show through.

    My understanding is silkies are mostly recessive white, so the color of the other parent dominates the chick.
     
  4. wornoutmomto3

    wornoutmomto3 Songster

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    The mom is a red black oeg. She had six chicks hatch and only two were feather footed.
     
  5. Griffinsong

    Griffinsong Songster

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    That chick does look like she[until proven otherwise :p] may have some Silkie genes, and since she has the round tufts in front of her eyes, she might grow a small crest as well, but she does not look half Silkie because she lacks the dominant black skin and extra toes. Her father might be a Silkie mix.
     
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  6. wornoutmomto3

    wornoutmomto3 Songster

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    Thanks for the help. I am hoping for her to be a her. :) She is my first feather footed bird. It will be interesting to see what she looks like all grown up.
     

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