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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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?
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!!
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...
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.