Black, blue, grey

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shared Acres, Nov 5, 2008.

  1. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got some showgirl eggs from Burntumber. (I think that's how her name is on here.) Out of 24 eggs, 12 hatched, I have 11 left.

    I had these 3 dark ones. The darkest one is the blackest silkie I have ever seen, REALLY black skin. I'm hoping she'll grow up to be a beautiful, really black hen.

    The other two I'm hoping for a really light silver.

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    Edited to say: Any input on coloring (I know pictures are hard to tell for accuracy), etc. is always appreciated!
     
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  2. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love them! I've been trying to decide between silkies and showgirls. Now if you could get a picture of them with little woolen scarves, I'd be sold.
     
  3. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't tempt me!

    Wooohhhhhaaaahha!
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Judging by the appearance of the light ones, I am thinking they are mixed colors. They are to smutty to be white, but not dark enough to be blue, and I highly doubt they are lavender showgirls.

    Possibly splash?
     
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  5. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She mentioned that she was trying to get into a dark splash. I think she said a black splash or blue splash.

    I thought that splashes were usually judged higher if they were lighter (as in white with spots).
     
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  6. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    KINNIP--You are getting your wish tommorow, be on the lookout. Oh yeah, it's FUNNY!
     

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