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I'm including two pictures of the two Silkie X's I bought at the recent Euroa auction. They're cute little critters and now that they're out of quarantine I took them outside into our yard to get some better pictures. I'm curious if anyone would like to have a guess at what the other breed(s?) in them might be and what I might call the colours other than "pretty". ;-)

Chookie number one:
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Much more narrow than a silkie when viewed from above, the black is all glossy beetle green, no additional toe, well feathered feet down the sides but only stubs on middle toe, slight blue to the earlobe, normal comb, the gold markings on the crest are similar to the pattern on the breast.
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More wide in body, the black looks a bit more faded in her, feathering on feet but not middle toes, no additional toe, small single comb, barely a hint of blue to the earlobes, black is more faded and somewhat rusty undertinged.

Additional photos available if these don't do the trick.

(Edited because I put the wrong link in for the 2nd pic initially. :oops: )

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Amanda
They both look like silkie x pekin crosses to me. Nice birds !! Hope you do well with them.

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what does the comb look like??

that looks like spangling on the breast of the second.

sebright cross maybe or maybe very mixed...who knows.
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the second one looks pekin X silkie to me---the first ones tail though---are they the same size????? if first one is smaller maybe japanese x silkie-??

--the patterning in the first one in japs is known as brown red, or sometimes refered to as gold birchen----no idea what u would call the pattern of the second one, but u are right amanda they are pretty and should be excellent broodies


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Thanks guys... I kind of thought Pekin on general shape/size/amount of toe feathering and the colouring kinda-sorta looks like some pictures I've seen but the one with the maybe spangles threw me. Image Here's a better view of the breast and the comb. The comb on the maybe-spangle is a single comb but crooked.

Pam, she is slightly smaller but I'm not sure how much of that is weight and how much is visual since the other is also more "fluffy". I'll try to get her to stay on scales tomorrow! Image The tail is rather jaunty though!

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When i first looked at them i thought Golden campine but only because of the colouring, so im not sure


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Dead Fishy, I only vagely remember from some pics on here but I thought campines had more of a "barring" look to them with clear ground colour neck and head?

If it helps anyone, they are laying tinted eggs very near to my Wyandottes light brown ones in colour.

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Hey Cabrissi,

They are beautiful! Especially the spangled one. What great chookies.

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Hi Cabrissi,
I had a couple who looked like these and they were pekin silky crosses. I still have a white one, she is the best broody I have ever had so if they are girls they are well worth keeping not just cause they look so cute but also if they have the same temperment as mine they will hatch out lots of lovely little chicks for you and be great little mums.

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they dont look like Campine coloured to me, the feathering/barring is not close, id say the second is very likely the silkie pekin cross that youve mentioned... isnt she cute!
i see what you mean about the tail feathers of the first being similar to Japanese; i crossed japs with pekins and got quite similar tails to that...


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lol i just think everything is campine coloured now, i guess its beacuse one of the chickens i now have is campine x and has sort of the same coloring as the one in this post:)


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The first one is almost identical to our head chooky except ours has white colouring where yours has gold, almost the exact same as what you described! even the odd tail is the same.

Unfortunately, ive never been able to identify mine :P


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silkies x pekin is my guess because of the round shaped bum fluff


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Have no idea but remember you buying them they are looking great."Very pretty" sorry no help.


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I suppose I'll never know exactly what is in them. A pretty good guess out of osme of the answers though. ;-)

But they have been proving their worth... the second more pekin looking one (aka Lily) is the "proud mumma" to a brood of Std Partridge babies... the last 7 eggs of the season which I thought I was going to have to turf for lack of broodies/incubator until she went broody on the 7th day. Also happened to be 40C that day and between 40-43 the first week - probably hotter inside her nestbox! Not only had 100% fertility @ 8 days when previous were maybe 40%ish but 110% hatch rate... she hatched the "dummy" egg I'd stuck in from another pen to get her to go broody! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Despite the soaring heat during incubation, half are girls even and she's back to laying for the table. PMSL Now THAT is a good broody! This is one of her bubs "peeking" out before they started feathering up...
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The girl Nic caught it currently also sitting and the other little girl is playing at it. Naturally neither silkies nor wyandottes are laying though atm!! :roll:

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