What type of chicken is Teddy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ms2lman, May 31, 2017.

  1. Ms2lman

    Ms2lman Out Of The Brooder

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    image.jpeg Not sure what type of chicken this is, received the egg from a friend , I know it's a bantam but what?
     
  2. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Same as the ones in the background...silkies
     
  3. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep, a silkie
     
  4. Ms2lman

    Ms2lman Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow , duh didn't see that coming , do you think it's mixed with flizzle ? Or just a bantam ?
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Your terms are a little misconstrued.

    Silkies are bantams...meaning small sized birds vs. large fowl birds.
    Frizzle means the genetics so that the feathers curl (frizzle).

    Silkie feathers are hairlike in their appearance rather than the normal chicken feather that "sticks" together as they lack the barbs on the feathers to make them "stick" together to form what could be described as a "paddle."

    A frizzled Silkie has curled hairlike feathers. You can also have curled regular feathers in any chicken breed. That curling is simply "frizzle."

    Silkies often are bred for "frizzle," and due to the genetics it is possible that your bird could carry some of the frizzling gene modifiers.

    Here is a good article on frizzles.
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/04/frizzle-feathered-chickens-divas-of.html

    LofMc
     
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  6. Arin's Backyard

    Arin's Backyard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely at least part silkie, if not all. I've always wanted those, they're very cute! :ya
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    That's a silkie, what is usually called Partridge colored.
     
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  8. Ms2lman

    Ms2lman Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for the information, learning every day
     

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