I think my silkies are racist! :O

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by magicpigeon, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    8 Silkies
    2 White cockerels
    4 White pullets
    1 black pullet
    1 (orangey?) pullet

    The white birds don't even go near the colored ones, except for the dominant rooster, and you can probably guess why [​IMG]
    Anyone else have this problem? If it helps, the colored ones were hatched via incubator, and two of the silkie pullets were hatched by pigeon (oops babies [​IMG] ) The roosters aren't protective of the of the colored ones, and they are right at the bottom of the pecking order. I thought dominance was by age or size, but they're the same age as the white ones, and actually bigger! :O
    What the ?!![​IMG]
     

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