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gessieviolet
Saluda, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2012
4:36 PM

Post #9051893

This morning I sat listening to my wife explain to her little Pomeranian (Mz Vickie) how Mommie just did not want any more animals to take care of.

Blah! Blah!Blah!

Well, I just got to share this:

She loves silkies. Her last group who were here special loves were destroyed by stray dogs in one big swoop.

When 4 new silkies arrive next week, I know I am in for a lecture on how I collect animals but she has to care for them; then I can go do whatever, while she claims her new babies.

Been there done that

Her reaction is going to be a gift I treasure. Can't wait.

This message was edited Mar 21, 2012 6:38 PM
catmad
Pelzer, SC
(Zone 7b)

March 22, 2012
5:45 AM

Post #9052468

Can you have a camera ready? One that will get the quick changes of expression that's sure to follow...
DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 22, 2012
11:06 AM

Post #9052851

ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!
titaniumRX8
Mint Hill, NC
(Zone 7b)

March 22, 2012
2:20 PM

Post #9053080

hahaha...My hubby has threatened me too if I bring home any more ducks, geese, chickens, dog...etc etc. Then he goes on to say after they have been here a few days how cool they are. Blah Blah Blah alright! But I am the one that takes care of them so why he complains is beyond me...hehehehe.

This message was edited Mar 24, 2012 7:01 PM
Light_for_Jesus

(Zone 6b)

March 24, 2012
11:10 AM

Post #9055275

Be sure and let us know how it goes. :)
moxies_garden
Batesburg, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 25, 2012
1:44 AM

Post #9055963

waves from just down the road... If I see a small mushroom cloud next week, I'll have an idea whats going on. Good luck!

This message was edited Mar 25, 2012 3:35 PM

This message was edited Mar 25, 2012 3:37 PM
Light_for_Jesus

(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2012
9:39 AM

Post #9056340

DG so needs a Like button. So funny moxies!
Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

March 26, 2012
6:18 AM

Post #9057279

Like Like LIKE!!!!!!!
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 26, 2012
10:28 AM

Post #9057672

I threatened my DH when my previous Corgi died. NO no no! He kept showing me photos and I kept saying No! So he had a breeder show up here at work with the Corgi puppy he just bought for me. Now I can't see how I went for so long without a Corgi in my life! Good luck with the silkies!
porkpal
Richmond, TX

March 26, 2012
11:05 AM

Post #9057744

Smart man!
gessieviolet
Saluda, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 28, 2012
6:03 AM

Post #9060135

Well, the chicks got here, my wife was thrilled. One problem, I don't think I received silkies. I understand all silkies will have dark (black skin) and 5 toes, maybe feathered legs. None of these have any of those characteristics.

Here are photos, any comments?

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green04735
Bridgewater, ME

March 28, 2012
6:40 AM

Post #9060181

This is one of my white baby silkies,notice the feathers on the legs and feet and the black skin and legs,and five toesI don`t see any silkies in your pictures but they are not close up pics,They also will have blue ears when they get older.

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Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

March 28, 2012
7:16 AM

Post #9060221

UH -OH! definately not Silkies...but cute!!
porkpal
Richmond, TX

March 28, 2012
7:29 AM

Post #9060242

Too bad they aren't Silkies, but now we can have a guessing game to figure out what they are!
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 28, 2012
7:33 AM

Post #9060251

Not an expert at all, but in the first photo the chicks look just like my Buff Brahma chicks. But this is just a guess as the most recent chicks I've seen and held in my hands are Brahma chicks! All chicks are cute...hope these grow up to be just a cute!
Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

March 28, 2012
8:32 AM

Post #9060323

These chicks look to be all clean legged, are they?
Light_for_Jesus

(Zone 6b)

March 28, 2012
8:49 AM

Post #9060351

I was trying to look at pictures of mine when they were babies. It appears they did have at least some feathering on their feet. Forgive the loud tape I had playing, you might want to mute that, but here is a video of three of mine. All of them turned out to be roosters, of course. :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rub8ipogHwA

You know we were just talking about some deceptive practice by some of the people that sell chickens. If they are not silkies, what can you do, send the little guys back? They know how to get us don't they?
catmad
Pelzer, SC
(Zone 7b)

March 28, 2012
9:39 AM

Post #9060403

Okay, I think I'm seeing 8 chicks, 3 yellow, 5 chipmunks, all clean legged. No Silkies :(

Silkie babies;

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Silkies/BRKSilkChix.html

Did you order these, or get them locally?
catmad
Pelzer, SC
(Zone 7b)

March 28, 2012
9:48 AM

Post #9060410

Okay, here's a discussion of "chipmunk chicks";

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/502621/please-clear-up-the-chipmunk-chick-confusion-pic-heavy

And here's the thead on yellow chicks;

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/486816/yellow-chicks-become-generally-what-color-as-adults

So, I give up...:)
gessieviolet
Saluda, SC
(Zone 8a)

March 28, 2012
11:54 AM

Post #9060567

Thanks for all the observations. Yes, there are a total of 8 chicks --- supposedly: 2 polish (crested) pullets; 2 easter egger pullets and the 4 silkies

They were ordered from a nationally known hatchery whom I have already contacted. I am assured that the silkies will be replaced if the hatchery determines they sent no silkies; sent pictures that are posted here. Do you think there can be any question after seeing the photos.

They are beautiful little birds, but I waited for 2 years to be able to order these; they were meant as a special gift--so I am disappointed; plus I am already illegally housing 12 more hens (ordinance allows 5) than I am supposed to have. Now here are 8 more chicks--Lord, I am glad everybody else in town is breaking this law to a lesser degree!!
porkpal
Richmond, TX

March 28, 2012
4:23 PM

Post #9060982

I think they sent you someone else's order. I couldn't identify any of the chicks as the breeds promised!
catmad
Pelzer, SC
(Zone 7b)

March 29, 2012
6:13 AM

Post #9061569

I'm with porkpal, here. What color were the Polish supposed to be? They should have obvious "topknots". EE's can look like just about anything. Were they Ameracaunas, you could look for leg color, but I think EE's can be anything. I do think it's grasping at straws, though that's not your order. If that was the whole order you might have ordered from My Pet Chicken, who are usually prety good at responding to customer needs. Hope you can straighten this out, and get the birds you really want...
titaniumRX8
Mint Hill, NC
(Zone 7b)

March 29, 2012
6:57 PM

Post #9062553

The chipmunk looking ones could be your Easter eggers so it looks like you have 5 EE and 3 of something else.
porkpal
Richmond, TX

March 29, 2012
7:38 PM

Post #9062618

It would be rare for five Easter-Eggers to be so uniformly colored. Do any of them have the Ameraucana cheek tufts? I still think you got the wrong order altogether.
Light_for_Jesus

(Zone 6b)

March 29, 2012
8:53 PM

Post #9062714

Patridge silkies have the chipmunk colors too.
porkpal
Richmond, TX

March 29, 2012
9:15 PM

Post #9062732

- But with five toes and black skin.
catmad
Pelzer, SC
(Zone 7b)

March 30, 2012
6:31 AM

Post #9062945

I'm still with porkpal. My Ameracaunas (close to EE, and in fact probably _are_ EE's) have colored legs, and even as day olds, had cheek tufts. They also varied wildly in coloring. Silkies are obvious, both by size and appearance, especially foot-wise. They would have topknots, as well.

These ain't your babies...:(

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