Buff silkie chick question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hd_darcy, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it easy to tell a buff silkie froma white silkie? I just passed some 7 day chicks up that were yellow, but some orange on them.. However, their wing feathers looked to be coming in white. I was looking for a buff silkie. What does a buff silkie chick look like? Thanks!
     
  2. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my whites started out with buff down, however their first wing feathers were white, so the chicks you saw were white.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    It is interesting; I am hearing about white silkies with yellow down recently, but I have only ever encountered two in my own breeding, and what I have heard over the years from other breeders tends to also reflect white down for white chicks. The two that I have with yellow down were very pale yellow, not at all like the colour of buff down.
     
  4. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Did they look like the chick on the right? These were the very first Silkies I hatched from my birds. I know they are white because I only have White Silkies.

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  5. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, that is interesting... so the fact that the wing feathers were white doesn't necessarily mean they were white silkies?
     
  6. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes! She looked like that. I was looking for buff, and the owner said she thought they were buff. But, when I looked better, I seen the wing feathers were white.. Sounds good I didn't take her. Thanks!
     

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