dumb silkie question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tgrlily, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    East Syracuse
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    I really feel like a newbie now. This chick hatched this morning & my DH put it in the brooder while I was at work. Do white silkies look yellow when they hatch? They're supposed to be white.
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  2. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

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    I have one that looks exactly like that, it hatched last night.
     
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Some of the white ones are yellow when they hatch and others are silvery...has to do w/ which white gene they have.
     
  4. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Silly question 2 is:
    Which white gene hatches yellow? I was afraid it was buff.
     
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Hi and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Found a baby picture of our Splash Silky. She was a bit yellow when we first got the chicks as day olds:

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    Here she is at 9 weeks old:

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    Hope this is some help!


    Dawn
     
  6. Momma_Cluck

    Momma_Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our 4 silkie chicks were various shades of yellow-- not one was a real "white"...
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Shes buff.
     
  8. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Quote:Did they feather out white?
     
  9. blueoval1

    blueoval1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think he she is buff too
     
  10. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    East Syracuse
    Quote:I really hope not! I bought white silkie eggs.
     

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