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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by eslamberson, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. eslamberson

    eslamberson Out Of The Brooder

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    I saw this hen today at the county fair! She is white with a dark PURPLE head! It is not dark red, it is actually PURPLE. I could not find the owner and waited around to find out about her, but had to leave with hubby. Does anyone know what breed or cross she might be?
    Thanks
    Elena Lamberson
    Silversmith Egg Farm
    Johns Island, SC
     
  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a silkie
     
  3. eslamberson

    eslamberson Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it common for them to have purple head like this? I have seen many chickens but have never seen one with a purple head. Very interesting!
     
  4. jmcgee83

    jmcgee83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it actually should be more black? But yes its common in silkies. And I think she's a he. But I'm a newbie.
     
  5. ashtree

    ashtree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think that's a full silkie as the comb and crest aren't right. And I agree with the above comment; it's likely a rooster.
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    It is a Silkie, a hatchery or pet quality one for sure. Silkies should have crests, mulberry colored combs, black skin (and bones, meat and organs), blue earlobes, feathered legs and extra toes. They're quite an interesting breed.
    The hen in my avatar is a pretty good representation of the breed. The bird you shared is definitely a male, and is lacking a crest, still cute though :)
     

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