Do newly hatched silkie chicks have blue cheeks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SilkieCanada, May 21, 2011.

  1. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine dont appear to have blue cheeks, or when does the blue start to show?
     
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure what you mean by blue cheeks. They have black skin and should be born with it.
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I think they mean earlobes?
     
  4. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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  5. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:HAHA, your probably right! With the world ending and all, my thinking isn't very clear today!

    lol earlobes yea
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    The earlobes turn blue after several weeks....I think I remember them turning around a couple of months of age? I don't remember exactly.
     
  7. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:oh ok that explains it. thanks !!
     
  8. Elite Silkies

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    Yeah, I feel like a goofer now! I raised lots of silkies and thought, what the heck is blue cheeks, lol. I am trying to remember when they start getting blue ear lobes, but I honestly have never paid attention. I do know they are not born with them, they get them later on.
     
  9. ginger c.

    ginger c. Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Elite Silkies

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    ginger c. :

    Quote:HAHA, your probably right! With the world ending and all, my thinking isn't very clear today!

    [​IMG] [​IMG] at least there seem to be a lot of chicken folks left behind!!​

    I know, we have all been left behind to face the big Ball of Fire on Oct 21st, but all of chicken people will be together! [​IMG]
     

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