Here come the Chicks!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MichyA, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. MichyA

    MichyA Songster

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    076F21CE-E68B-4AFF-B3B9-A9B6DBAF31EF.jpeg FA4D83A4-3EBC-45C4-A6FC-E27E14DCCE36.jpeg C22C2DF7-6D92-4855-AA49-F13B11E9DBA1.jpeg 1393D8D3-4532-4ACF-BF7C-855BF12B9470.jpeg 8B801B23-1817-45AB-8A77-52D5917EBBC7.jpeg 5A2463B0-B6D1-46A7-8F29-ABA15CAB2085.png Some of my babies are here! (Two more on the way) Dad is an orange/red Polish Silkie cross shown in pic...the mamas (also shown in pics) are black and paint silkies. One chick looks just like her paint mama, and doesn’t even look like a cross. (as of now) The others look more like a brown/black colored mix of their Dad and black Silkie mom.

    Question...what type of feathering do you think they will have? Any chance they will inherit their mom’s Silkie feathers?
    Babies are 75% Silkie 25% Polish
     
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  2. Goose girl1

    Goose girl1 Chirping

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    very cute
     
  3. Goose girl1

    Goose girl1 Chirping

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    we have some chicks and the father had silkie genes but only one of the chicks ended up with silkie feathering
     
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  4. Art_plus_chickens

    Art_plus_chickens Songster

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    Cuuuute!
    Silkies are becoming more and more a fav of mine!
     
  5. MichyA

    MichyA Songster

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  6. MichyA

    MichyA Songster

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    Thank you for your response! How soon were you able to tell whether or not the chicks had the Silkie feathering trait?
     
  7. redranger209

    redranger209 Crowing

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    You can tell by a week or two, just press on the wing feathers, if they split into a bunch of strands, it’s silkied. If it just moves to the side, it’s regular. Hope that made sense! :)
     
  8. MokiYoki

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    There is a 50/50 chance that the chicks will be silkied :) also can I have a front on picture of the dad's comb? Im trying to research comb types.
     
  9. MichyA

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    I’ve already noticed the tips of the wings look to be half and half! Here’s the best I could do of Dad’s comb...
     

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