Grey Silkie Chick?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by neener92, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 2 grey silkie chicks from Ideal Poultry, but they look more like partridge silkies. ): I'm new at this and I have no clue how to put pics on. I would like to see your grey silkies as chicks and grown up! :)
     
  2. melissa508

    melissa508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will look for pics..but ive had gray chix that look like partridge (stripes & dots) when theyre very young & and ones that start off solid bluish..
     
  3. melissa508

    melissa508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found a pic of an older gray chick..you can still see where it was yellow with the stripes like partridge have. [​IMG]


    edit- found more pics in a folder, in a folder of grays..heres little gray chix [​IMG]
    ** ive also hatched them looking blue, then they start getting the lighter colors in a few weeks.
     
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  4. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the pics! Are their feathers on there wings supposed to be dark and light brown, will they change to a grey as the babies get more feathers?
     
  5. melissa508

    melissa508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The weird thing about the grays ive hatched..i nevr knew they were gray until they looked it..i just thought they were either partridge or some odd color chix..weird
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Males can carry one copy each of silver and gold, and look in between partridge and grey. The girls are one or the other as this is a sex-linked gene.
     
  7. neener92

    neener92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So it's possible for them to look partridge?
     

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