What do I have?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sandywebb10, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. sandywebb10

    sandywebb10 New Egg

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    Hello! I am new to raising chickens but have always wanted to and finally got my chance! Recently I had the opportunity to take on some chickens that someone didn't want any more. She told me they were all Silkies. I already have some Silkies and these look nothing like mine. 1 I know for sure is not a Silkie since it doesn't have feathers on it feet. Anyone know what these ladies are?
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Looks like a silkie mix.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Silkie mix.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    mixed breed, probably a mix of mixes since it's lost the feathered legs. Looks to have silkie in the ancestry, not sure what else.
     
  5. sandywebb10

    sandywebb10 New Egg

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    I also have these ladies. I'm assuming also silkie mixes and possibly a frizzle?
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  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One is frizzled but that's not the breed, its a trait that can occur in any breed. They look like Cochin crosses to me, but one is clean legged so hard telling what they are crossed with.
     
  7. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    They both look like silkie crosses to me. I wonder if they are out of 'sizzle' breeding pens. Not a real breed, basically silkies crossed out to something to get the frizzle gene. There are terms like 'smooth sizzle' that are used to describe the ones that aren't frizzled. But again, not a real breed, just silkie mixes. Maybe some cochin in there to get the frizzled gene (frizzled cochin bantams are popular) but there's definitely silkie in there with those crests, walnut combs, and body type.
     
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  8. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    all look like Silkie mixes
     
  9. sandywebb10

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    So it seems as I have silkie mixes among my silkies! It's all OK, I love them all equally! Thanks for the help everyone!
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How about a better pic of the solid white bird with the frizzle? Just wondering if it could be a Sultan. Although, with the rest of the birds, a mix is the more likely.
     

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