Can someone help me id my silkie colors (3 weeks old) and explain how!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Nutterly_uts, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Nutterly_uts

    Nutterly_uts Out Of The Brooder

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    These hatched from ebay eggs, sold as coming from white, black and partridge stock.
    So I expected to get white, blue, black, partridge and maybe splash?

    I seem to have hatched a ?blue, 2 buff (this confuses me!) and 2 ?partridge?
    This is them @ 3 weeks with their hatchmate [sex and quite what it is to be determined at a later date]

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    This is one of the chicks I think is partridge
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    But the other looks slightly different (the chick i'm not sure is partridge is the one directly above the blue]
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    This was them on hatch when I guessed I had 4 partridge and a blue
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  2. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Partridge can come in many shades/patterns. The one you are holding is a partridge. It looks like two partridge, two buff, and one blue. The buff look like they have some partridge in them.
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Quote:I agree.
     
  4. minifarm8

    minifarm8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like mine who were supposed to come from all partridge parents. I have one white, several partridge with different colors like yours, and several blue or black. Even have 2 with black skin, 5 toes, feathering on the legs, but NON-silkie feathers! Strange, but pretty.

    Glad you asked...
    now I know too! [​IMG]
     

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