Chick colors

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amos58, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. amos58

    amos58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    At what age can you tell what color a chick will be? I have 9 silkie chicks 1 1/2 weeks old, some look brownish, some have a yellowish/beige color with a dark ban down their back. I don't know the parantage colors, they were mixed.
    Also if they have a nice round vault at this age, would they tend to be poulets?
    Thank you
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Vaulted skull can be girl or boy. You ahve to look for "streamers" at a few months old on the boys, or reddining combs.

    They should get their adult feathers, or their "final" colors at like 3-4 months old.
     
  3. amos58

    amos58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Silkiechicken, I guess I have to wait a bit to find out. Your answer is very helpful.
    Thank you
    Diane
     

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