Black or blue silkie roo.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Momma 2 silkies, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Momma 2 silkies

    Momma 2 silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just recently bought a trio of silkies, 2 black pullets and a roo. I don't know if he is black or blue. I was told he was black but his under fluff is a blue tint and he has silver in his hackle feathers. Is he blue or can he really be black. He is a year old and none of my girls are breeding age yet but close. Does anyone have any guesses or will I have to wait and see what color chicks he produces from my black girls to be sure? Here is a picture of him and my black girls.

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  2. MamaRudey

    MamaRudey Chillin' With My Peeps

    He looks blue to me. :)
     
  3. Fur & Feathers

    Fur & Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    another vote for blue here.
    what colours were his mum and dad?
    for example,blue mum and blue dad wont produce a pure blue they woud be partly black and partly splash [random splashes of black] as well.
    the cochins of mine are all blue/blue plus splash plus black/just splash.

    he looks like a lovely lad,hope he is looking after his girls well. [​IMG]
     
  4. Momma 2 silkies

    Momma 2 silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure what color his parents were. I bought him from an older man and his daughter ordered them fro somewhere in Texas. I have him with black and blue girls, so we will see what he produces when my girls start laying. He is very protective of his girls. I have 3 roos with 10 girls and 2 of the roos were here before but MJ, the 1 in the picture is older and has taken over as head roo. I have a red partridge roo and a nice Colombian roo. My colombian and the new guy are my favorites, might re home the partridge.[​IMG] This is Animal

    [​IMG] This is Sam
     

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