Buff x Black silkie!What color is this chick?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LadyinRed, May 15, 2010.

  1. LadyinRed

    LadyinRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well! I think I grabbed the wrong egg to give the broody.. BUT IT SURE DID TURN OUT CUTE!!!! It came from my only rooster of breeding age, a handsome buff boy. And I think a black hen.

    He just hatched not one hour ago. Black Betty(hen) sure did have a chick with a lot of fight in it early on. None of the others even started to zip and he is out and almost dry!!

    Maybe someone can identify what color he will be.

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  2. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't see the pics, but I'd sure like to!
     
  3. LadyinRed

    LadyinRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    What a cutie!
     
  5. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    This little one was hatched by crossing a buff/blue Silkie roo and a buff Cochin hen.
    I think I sold it yesterday so I won't know what it will grow up like but have a few more maturing. I may not be able to hold on to them to even see what they will look like at adulthood. You can see the parents on my website under Silkies, which is under breeds from the home page. The roo is very pretty.
     
  6. LadyinRed

    LadyinRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow! That chick almost looks like those lemon blue chickens.That would be awesome to get in a Silkie! The hen probably has the blue gene and the Rooster has one slightly lavender tail feather. Will put up pictures of both parents.

    I will update with new pictures in a a few minutes after the rain desides to let up a little bit. It might just flood us again [​IMG] Oh well! Good day to live on a hill.
     
  7. LadyinRed

    LadyinRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have one with spots on its head and another dark blue-grey/yellow body and one that has that blue-grey and yellowish color all over.
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    Here is Black Betty the one I think laid the eggs and the Buff Rooster Twitch.
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    And still I'm left questioning the color! [​IMG]
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    They look to be grey & partridge. Whether the feather in properly is a whole nother thing, though.
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The other chicks are not lemon blue.
     
  10. LadyinRed

    LadyinRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Partridge? Ooh! Yay! [​IMG] Thank goodness someone can recognize what color they are and I wont be left guessing about them. Its not entirely a important thing as these cuties are not going to be having their own babies, seeing as mommy was not supposed to but will just be used as bloodies for a friend in the future.
     

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