Buff Silkie Baby! Dark Feathers? DQ?? PICS!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by silkiechick05, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has developed some dark brown spotting on his main wing feathers...


    he is only like five weeks old

    so is he just dirty?

    or is that normal?


    is it a DQ if it stays like that?

    PICTURES!!!!

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    Last edited: Oct 17, 2009
  2. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you have any pics
     
  3. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't have time last night but tonight i will have some
     
  4. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like this fuzzy butt?

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  5. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think some buff boys get that, but I dont know for sure.
     
  6. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is very common for buff birds to develop black in the tail and wing feathers. Some call it "smutt". It is extremely hard to breed a pure light buff colored bird. [​IMG]
     
  7. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, it is sort of like Kysilkies bird...


    not that dark yet though...


    do you know if it is a DQ??
     
  8. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Jenylynn, that's the buff beauty we got from you!
     
  9. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beautiful silky
     
  10. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay guys.

    finally got some pictures...

    so what do you think??
     

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