Coloring of Silkie Chicks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by patmac, May 30, 2010.

  1. patmac

    patmac Hatching

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    Hello,
    I have a question pertaining to what color chicks might be possible.

    We have a white silkie rooster and a white silkie hen. We also have a splash silkie rooster and a splash silkie hen all have all been very active this spring.
    One of our other bantam hens decided she would be more than willing to hatch the eggs for the silkies while they do there business. Two of the four eggs we let her sit on have hatched.
    But the coloring of the first one to hatch, appears to be partridge colored, has us guessing as to what might be possible for the coloring of future chicks.
    We are very new to raising chickens but we are having a blast watching what we call the chicken channel. (Of course in reference to not turning our TV on as much)
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    Last edited: May 30, 2010
  2. Bantimna

    Bantimna Songster

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Maybe a blue partridge? [​IMG]
    But that chick has an attidued [​IMG]
     
  3. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Songster

    Jun 25, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    Deffinetly partridge but she could be a blue partridge or have the gene to produce blue partridge.
    Cute!!! My silkie hen just hatched little babies one i gave her from out black btm cochin and it hatched. Good luck to you!!!Hope to see some more little peepers.
     
  4. patmac

    patmac Hatching

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    He does look a little defiant doesn't he!
     
  5. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Songster

    Jun 25, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    I bet you'll have some blue and splash coming soon!!!!!!!!! I have my first one somehow from a calico(partridge roo?) and some black buff white and blue hens so idk where that came from.!!! lol
     
  6. patmac

    patmac Hatching

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    So we ended up with 3 partridge and 1 splash. Go figure.
    How did 2 white Silkies not create a white silkie chick?

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