Note: My recent hatch was from a white silkie and a clean necked rooster. Hatched 13 chicks, and hatched three from just showgirl hen and roo. Here is what I found.
All the chicks from the silkie have a slat skin color and my showgirl chicks were almost black.
This is the first time in many years that i have added full silkies to my flock.
I have seen light skinned SG chicks and have a friend that even bought some at a show this spring and now that they are starting to maturer their skin has turned a bright red on the neck and face. I sure hope that this will not be my experience, But if it is it will explain all the pale skin out their, and show that we as breeders need to spend more time improving our SG's than adding Silkie blood to them....breed a few generations out to get rid of the slat color in newly hatched chicks.
This is just me talk-en, but I do now how disappointed my friend was when the red started showing up..
I will post pictures soon just have a very busy day ahead..
Please share your experiences.