Are these indeed partidge and buff silkie chicks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Teresaann24, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    These hatched yesterday and I am pretty sure I know what colors they are just making sure I am right.

    Partidge?

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    Buff?

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  2. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Anyone?
     
  3. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Id say first 2 are partrige and the last on is a buff
     
  4. cottagegarden

    cottagegarden Eggistentialist

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    You are getting the cutest spotty chicks!
    I just hatched some buffs from someone elses eggs and they are, well, buff, no spots on mine, but I dont raise them.
    Here is a Grey chick and the Buffs for comparison.
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    Last edited: Feb 25, 2009
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are partridge and buff. Buffs can be found both with and without stripes in the down as chicks.

    Very nice grey!
     
  6. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Thanks everyone I thought that is what their coloring was but was not sure.
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They look partridge to me. My buffs never had defined stripes or polka dots on them. They are either clear buff when they hatch or can have a grayish color on the down on their backs. It is more smudgey looking and not like stripes at all.
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:ditto. buffs shouldnt have stripes when they hatch.
     
  9. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like that last one is going to be a light partridge, possibly one that was crossed with buff. But it won't be pure buff colored.
     
  10. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Hmm, i didnt realize that but I did notice my buffs from Ideal didnt have black on there backs either.

    I e-mailed the BYC'er I got these eggs from so lets see what he says about the colors and what pens these eggs came from. He had each egg marked but over time I have forgotten what was marked as what. I know one had a P on it one had a B on it and one had a 3 on it. So we shall see.
     

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