Here come the Chicks!!

MichyA

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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
 

redranger209

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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?

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! :)
 

MokiYoki

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View attachment 1316582 View attachment 1316583 View attachment 1316584 View attachment 1316585 View attachment 1316586 View attachment 1316589 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
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.
 

MichyA

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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.

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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