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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by samjr, Oct 10, 2015.
Maybe Silkie/leghorn cross?
A better picture would help. It looks like a regular pet quality Black silkie to me.
And in the picture, it's feet kind of look swollen.
Don't regular silkies normally have walnut combs? And aren't their earlobes purple?
I have a silkie with a single comb from a hatchery. Since the single comb is recessive, it can show sometimes when both parents have a heterozygous genotype . This is poor breeding practice, but it's a common flaw among hatchery-bred silkie. Silkies also have blue ears
That is the strangest comb I have ever seen, more like a hood, I don't think this is poor quality, it is a mix, and his feet look bad, swollen or scaly mites - poor thing.
Yes he does look in bad shape. My daughter picked him up about 2 weeks and there is also a hen in similar condition. They both feel horrible to hold. How can I tell if its scaley mites or a moult?