what kind of chicken?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MustLoveCats, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. MustLoveCats

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    Hi! I'm new to BYC, and just getting started w my own chickens. i'm my travels, i've run across this gorgeous bird, but the owner didn't know what kind she was, other than bantam. help please!

    the good news is, i'm familiar w taking care of chickens, as i chicken sit for me vet. i get overly excited when i go out there. its my happy place. not everyone gets to be a chicken sitter!

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. Venevee

    Venevee Out Of The Brooder

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    Definitely looks like a white Silkie cross to me. But I'm not sure what she's crossed with other then that she has silkie in her.
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Looks like a hatchery quality Silkie to me.
     
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  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatchery quality Silkie
     
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  5. MustLoveCats

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    silkie... so more of an ornamental, instead of egg producing, correct?

    Thanks for those that have replied~
     
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  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes ornamental.
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Could be a Silkie mix or hatchery quality Silkie. Silkies are raised as pets, for show, as pretty ornamental fowl, and occasionally for brooding other birds' eggs (they go broody often and make great mothers).
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    Many people keep silkies to use as natural incubators - they do all the work.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They do lay, but aren't huge egg producers. And as stated, they spend a lot of time wanting to brood chicks, so that takes them out of production also.

    they're calm, docile, make wonderful pets. but those same traits make them targets for other birds to pick on in a mixed flock.
     

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