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I got two satin chicks yesterday, and a blue silkie rooster. I forget how old the chicks are exactly but they're only a few days old.

I'll be posting pics here as they grow!

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There they are in the brooder. It was 37 F this morning. 馃槺 Lucky, they're okay! I don't have a heat lamp so I used a light bulb. They're in my dad's shop that's insulated.
 

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The rooster is a young guy and has a lot of filling out to do. He's liable to be very very fluffy.

I eager to see the peeps as they grow. The light bulb is fine as long as it's low enough to keep them warm. It's what I used with mine. A red 65 watt bulb.
 

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You were getting some serious side eye in the first pic.

I can't wait to see them all feathered out. I imagine you're watching closely to see what they're going to look like too.
 

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Oooh so cute! My chickens are always so clingy, every time I sit down they just jump on me either my lap sometimes if they can鈥檛 they jump on my shoulders or my head.. yeah they don鈥檛 get off either. Lol.
 

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Don't look at me asking that question. What kind of comb?

Have you found out what they were crossed with? I don't see Cochin there. Whatever it was was blue.

I hope you do have a pair. I want to see peeps from them.
 

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Don't look at me asking that question. What kind of comb?

Have you found out what they were crossed with? I don't see Cochin there. Whatever it was was blue.

I hope you do have a pair. I want to see peeps from them.
LOL. Zoom in on the chick to the right on the last pic.

The parents were satin. Silkie x Cochin, apparently isn't called satin until the 6th or 7th generation.

I hope so, too. But if they are satins, I could get silkied and hard feathered from silkie x satin. So I have breeding options.
@fuzzies needs to see this. See if she agrees with me that Cochin isn't part of the mix.
Maybe she'll pop in soon. I don't know, I'll attach a picture of a satin so we can compare.
 

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Some of my Silkie x Cochin mixes are shaped similarly, so I think it is a possibility that they're part Cochin. As far as the combs, looks like one didn't inherit rose or pea comb genes and has a single comb, whereas the other has a walnut comb (a combination of rose and pea, genetically) like a Silkie would normally have. I'd guess the one with the single comb is a cockerel just based on the size of the comb already, but the other one could go either way.
 

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Some of my Silkie x Cochin mixes are shaped similarly, so I think it is a possibility that they're part Cochin. As far as the combs, looks like one didn't inherit rose or pea comb genes and has a single comb, whereas the other has a walnut comb (a combination of rose and pea, genetically) like a Silkie would normally have. I'd guess the one with the single comb is a cockerel just based on the size of the comb already, but the other one could go either way.
Pip, I've forgotten. What kind of comb do Cochins have?
 
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