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Help with Silkie chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Prudence and Pearl, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Prudence and Pearl

    Prudence and Pearl In the Brooder

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    Hey everyone Im new to chickens and I have a white silkie and i recently bought two new silkie chicks along with leghorns, golden comets and two ducklings. I was just wondering if there was any way to tell what color they will be when they feather out?? Ill post the best picture of them....any help is welcome, Thanks![​IMG]


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  2. arunima das

    arunima das Chirping

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    this is a close up of one of them..
     
  3. mommom4

    mommom4 In the Brooder

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    My white silkie chicks look exactly like your chick that is front and forward, if that helps.
     
  4. Both silkies white.
     
  5. zengrrl

    zengrrl Songster

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    They tend to keep the same color as when they're chicks.
     
  6. Prudence and Pearl

    Prudence and Pearl In the Brooder

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    awww i wanted different colors, that makes me mad because the people at TSC said if they are dark they are males, because i asked them about the color. Well they will be cute anyways, three white silkies!
     
  7. arockkid

    arockkid Songster

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    I had 3 that were very white....at 2 weeks, one is obviously white and the other two are starting to get "splash"es of dark feathers. I say too soon to tell.
     

  8. DTRM30

    DTRM30 Songster

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    Yeah, silies aren't "six linked" - meaning that males are one color and females another when hatched like commets. And, if he was referencing commets - that is the opposite. The pullets are the dark orangie color and the males are yellow.

    I'm sure they'll be just fine even if white - [​IMG]
     

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