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are these blue? (sorry! Another blue chicken thread!)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silkies4ever, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. silkies4ever

    silkies4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    These guys are two of four silkies that I've managed to breed myself.

    I am unsure of who their mothers are....The father I know is a black bearded silkie (at least I think he's black, I can provide pics). The mothers are either a white non bearded or a black bearded silkie (or possibly a polish, which I doubt, I only suspect one chick to be half polish and it's not either of those two). Oh, and they are exactly 8 weeks old on Friday.

    Can somebody tell me wether they are blues or splashes?

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    I was also wondering what the chances are of any of these guys being non beardeds since the father was bearded and only one mother wasn't. There is only one chick so far (the one I suspect may be half polish) that is sprouting a beard...The rest, it's too soon to tell.
     
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  2. MyPerfectChicken

    MyPerfectChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't say anything about the color... but they sure don't look bearded.

    Correct me if I'm wrong [​IMG]
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree they look nonbearded and they do look blue as well.

    Jody
     
  4. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    I'm gonna say blue. My two blues looked identical to that at 8 weeks.
     
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Blue and evil:
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  6. Hi! What a cutie! It does look blue and clean faced to me, too.
    Maybe one of your blacks is really a dark blue?

    Lisa
     
  7. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    How pretty! I've had alot of blue questions, glad to see some pictures of blue chicks.

    I was wondering if mine is going to be bearded or not. Here's a link to the only picture I have of him:

    http://countyroad.bravehost.com/blacksilkie.html

    Silkies4ever, do you have bearded ones?
     
  8. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    The mommy was the white non-bearded- those are blue and not bearded. A white chicken is not really white-it's another color that's been blocked out.


    PC, that chick looks black to me...




    Countryroad-looks non-bearded to me!
     
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  9. silkies4ever

    silkies4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thanks guys [​IMG]

    Hi! What a cutie! It does look blue and clean faced to me, too.
    Maybe one of your blacks is really a dark blue?

    That's very much a possibility [​IMG]

    I'll provide some pics and you can tell me lol

    Here's the "black" bearded mommy (or, potential mommy I should say)

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    Here's the "black" non bearded daddy
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    Here's a group pic with black daddy in front, white non bearded mommy, black bearded mommy and my oddball polish which may also be a mommy

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    And here are the other two chicks....This one is Geo and he's already sprouted a beard (although i'm not sure if you can tell in that pic, I haven't looked that closely). Geo is the one I suspect may be half polish...He has absolutely no comb, white spots on his feet and a single white feather. Then again, the feathers are silkie, so I really don't know for sure. The lack of a comb seems really odd to me.

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    And tate

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  10. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    I can't beleive you got so many blues! Good for you [​IMG]
     

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