Black or Blue Silkies??? PICS

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

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

    And this male, is he dark blue?


  2. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

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

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Black pullet for certain. How loing since the male molted? And how much sun does he get?
  4. tobin123

    tobin123 Songster

    Mar 4, 2009
    look like black to me
  5. 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 Songster

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

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Could the "sun bleaching" really be yellowing from the corn?
  9. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    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 Songster

    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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