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What type of chicken is it?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by StacyAAcres, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. StacyAAcres

    StacyAAcres New Egg

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    Hello all! Since I reference this wonderful site daily, I thought I might join up! I am new to chickens and currently have my first flock of 9 chickens (4 BCM, 2 Orphingtons, and 3 mutts) and 8 guinea fowl! I love them all, and I haven't even an egg yet! My question is about one of mutts, Brownie. I purchased him/her a few months ago from a local farmer who said it was a laying hen. Today I noticed a small crown growing that I haven't seen before, so I guess Brownie is growing well, but what type of chicken is it? Notice the vivid blue ears. I know its impossible to sex chicken via photo, but what does it look like it may be? Thanks so much!!


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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] It looks like a silky cross pullet.
     
  3. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    the pic wont let me enlarge it enough to see but what your describing sounds like a silkie
     
  4. 2jsbabyfarm

    2jsbabyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely looks to be silkie mix of some sort!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! X4 on Brownie looks to be some sort of silkie mix.
     
  6. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings from Texas! Sorry I can't help with identification.
     
  7. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. StacyAAcres

    StacyAAcres New Egg

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    Thanks everyone for the great comments! A silkie mix it is! She is very sweet girl and I am glad she's with us!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]disappointingly the photo won't enlarge. If she has blue ears she probably is a silky mix. What color is her skin, are her legs feathered? Looks silkie-ish - if so she is likely to be a very good broody hen for you.
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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