what do you think this silkie is x'ed with?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MNmommy, May 1, 2009.

  1. MNmommy

    MNmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok I bought purebred silkies from a breeder and soon realized they are NOT pure....long story short I am stuck with the birds without any refunds or exchanges but that is a whole 'nother story....


    so as these guys are growing ( I have 2) I have been wondering what they are crossed with. I was looking at this one today and noticed a v comb and wondered what breeds have a v comb. It also looks like is is a walnut comb with a v comb too? I am really thinking this one is a roo, from day one he has screamed roo characteristics. He has the black skin, feather feet, 5 toes

    So what birds have v combs and do you have any guesses to what it might be crossed with???


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  2. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
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    Could be ANYTHING! He has regular feathers, eh?
     
  3. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
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    Maybe Polish
     
  4. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mom is a silkie and dad is from a good neighborhood!![​IMG]
     
  5. Lund121671

    Lund121671 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Owe, I would say a LaFletch. Looks just like there comb.
     
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    I don't think you will know until *he* grows out so you can see his shape and size. How old are they?

    if you go here you can see what many breeds have for comb type
    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html

    eta- I agree it is most likely a Polish though as it is a more common breed than many of the other v-combed birds.
     
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  7. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say polish too. Cute though. Looks like a little crow. [​IMG]
     
  8. MNmommy

    MNmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:he totally looks like a crow!!!! When people come and see my chicks they ask if that is a crow or a chicken [​IMG]

    So am I right, is he looking rooish? He will have to go.....no roos here, dang suburbs!!!



    He is 3 1/2 weeks old and is a big boy already
     
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  9. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    *he* may only be larger because of the larger breed parent. Honestly, I would give it a few more weeks. I hate hearing it too, but that is the best way to be sure. I almost gave away 2 ameraucana because I though they were cockerals. Well, life happened and I didn't get around to it and they were just wheaten pullets (I only had blue wheaten to compare). You never know.......
    good luck and I will cross my fingers for you [​IMG] for a pullet
    it is harder with the mixed breeds because you never know what genetics they have
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    MANY silkies have those points; 15 or so years ago the standard required them (three--called trifid) [​IMG]

    They are generally thought to have been introduced from crosses with polish to increase crest size. Polish have a V-com, which when crossed with rose comb often puts those points on top.

    Most breeders now work hard to eliminate them, although there are no points deducted for their presence.

    Other than that your silkieX seems to have a decent comb, and it is VERY dark, which is good. I do see the lack of crest and non-silkie feathering [​IMG]
     

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