Whats your best guess on this breed or cross

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jmpridge, Feb 12, 2019 at 12:48 AM.

  1. Jmpridge

    Jmpridge Chirping

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    These are birds I got from a local silkie breeder in nc. One I purchased as a chick and the other I hatched from his eggs. They are all black w green iridescent feathering and a top hat and no apparent combs. Well i can't find the pic of the smaller on I hatched but they are basically twins.
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  2. Butterscotchbitesfinger

    Butterscotchbitesfinger Free Ranging

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    some sort of silkie mix
     
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  3. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Crowing

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    agreed, silkie mix. If there's 'no sign of combs' there's a good chance they're probably both pullets, depending on their age.
     
  4. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    I’m inclined to say that they’re Satin Silkies, which are smooth feathered Silkies. Looks like the breeder was trying to breed some.
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Silkie mixes.
     
  6. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Personally, I feel they are Satin Silkies.
    Neither of the birds in question have a body shape that doesn't meet that of Silkies. If they were crosses, I would expect lighter skin, possibly smaller crests and a different body shape.
     
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  7. Jmpridge

    Jmpridge Chirping

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    Cool satin is what I was thinking. Guess I could just call him up haha but then we couldn't have the fun on the forum!
     

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