Black or Blue Silkies??? PICS

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SundownWaterfowl, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Im thinking the pullet is black. She has that beetle green sheen to her. [​IMG]


    And this male, is he dark blue?
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    Thanks.
     
  2. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    From the pics, they both look like blacks to me. [​IMG]
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Black pullet for certain. How loing since the male molted? And how much sun does he get?
     
  4. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    look like black to me
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:He's around 7 months. We haven't had much sun this winter so I'm sure he isn't unbleached.
     
  6. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I would say both black the male being sun bleached but since you said they have not been much sun then I am unsure on the rooster.
    However I would like to say AWESOME buff's [​IMG]
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Thank you! I'll have to get some better pictures of the male.
     
  8. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Could the "sun bleaching" really be yellowing from the corn?
     
  9. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My silkie eat cracked corn for 4 years now I also give them pellets and scratch I'v never seen any discoloring in my birds from eating corn.
     
  10. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    I have one that looks black by all outward appearances. But I know for a fact that he is blue. He's just dark dark blue. One way I can tell is to part the fluff on their bum or anywhere really, and see what color the "undercoat" is.. A blue should have a blue-ish hue.. A black will be anywhere from black to a dark charcoal color. It's best if you can look at a black, then a blue so you can see the difference, until you get the hang of it.
     

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