2 month old paint silkie

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  1. mommabird724

    mommabird724 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. The comb is black and smooth. Wattles are not distended, but purplish/reddish in color. Legs are skinny, feet small. [​IMG]
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  2. Poultry parent

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    looks like a hen
     
  3. mommabird724

    mommabird724 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I'm hoping for. Can't decide on Maizy or Marshmallow for a name. Which would you pick? Or other ideas?
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it looks like a pretty cockerel. Bearding suppress combs and wattles, so your boys head gear shouldn't be very big either. The pullet in my avatar is 5 months old and doesn't have as much comb as your chick...but, you never know! I've been wrong before!
     
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  5. mommabird724

    mommabird724 Out Of The Brooder

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    Your splash hen is beautiful! I have one just like her. Her name is Williw and she's so sweet. I just adopted her a couple weeks ago. She's retired from breeding at two years old. I love her dearly.
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I have one that hatched out in my silkie hatch rom rubynala97's eggs that has feathered in, in what I believe is a splash. Looks like yours. At hatch it was pure white though. Are splashes normally white at hatch? Just curious. (Your avatar is beautiful.)
     
  7. howfunkyisurchicken

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    Thank you, I love mine dearly as well. I wouldn't trade that little bird for the world!
     
  8. howfunkyisurchicken

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    A lot of mine do hatch out very white, and even feather in mostly white, but eventually they get their splashes as they go through their juvenile molts. Can you post a recent picture, is it showing any blue at all yet? It could also be diluted, which usually comes from breeding splash to splash. However, I only breed mine to blue and still get some super light ones from time to time.

    And thank you, I sure do love that little fluff ball!
     
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  9. AmyLynn2374

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    I went and took these, but my camera is not the best for accurracy with color. In person she/he is more blue/gray than the pic shows. They are about 8 weeks now I think.

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    Sorry to the OP for highjacking your thread. I didn't mean to. [​IMG]
     

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