What cross breed do you think this is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by samjr, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. samjr

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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Maybe Silkie/leghorn cross?
     
  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Crowing

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    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. :confused:
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Don't regular silkies normally have walnut combs? And aren't their earlobes purple?
     
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  5. torilovessmiles

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    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 :)
     
  6. Peep-Chicken

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    Exactly. :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    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.
     

  8. samjr

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    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?
     

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