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 Post subject: Silkie X with what??
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:54 pm 
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Hi I'm new to the forum :) just after Christmas we bought a little bantam hen. Although she's not looking like a hen anymore lol no crowing but judging by the tail and comb! Lol He has 5 toes, feathered legs and a little head tuft. Can anyone recognise what he could be crossed with? Tia!
The day we got him
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 Post subject: Re: Silkie X with what??
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:13 pm 
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Hmmm, actually there's not much Silkie influence there. Silkies have some very dominant traits like pigmented skin, crests and extra toes. Also the body shape tends to carry through to the first cross. Silkies feathering is recessive, so generally that's not present in the first cross.

At a guess I'd say your little rooster might have a Silkie grand parent. Other parents might be something like a Old English Game or a Sebright. He looks hen-feathered though it's not that clear in the pic. That makes me think Sebright but white patches on legs make me think OEG.


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 Post subject: Re: Silkie X with what??
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:38 pm 
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Oh ok. So interesting! I know nothing about chicken breeding.


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 Post subject: Re: Silkie X with what??
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Could be poliish cross silkie, i have a grey one at the home at the moment and he is similar in shape and comb to this one.


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 Post subject: Re: Silkie X with what??
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Thanks!

Is this photo better? It's so hard to take photos of him!


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 Post subject: Re: Silkie X with what??
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hmmm, interesting - rose comb, white lobes, dark eyes, red face, crest, white legs, feathers on legs but not toes, 5 toes, flat back, fan tail, white tips on feathers. I'm lost?
There's more than just Silkie X something here


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 Post subject: Re: Silkie X with what??
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Just call him heinz, as in 57 varieties :rofl: . Definitely many things in his makeup. My one is grey with cream hackles. Grey silkie mum and wc blue polish father.


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 Post subject: Re: Silkie X with what??
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:17 pm 
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Lol thanks everyone. He sure is cute though no matter what he is.


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