Is my silkie a blue or black?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chicksnmind, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Chicksnmind

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    I thought my 7 week old silkie is a blue but now he is getting dark around his head and chest so I’m not sure now. Here’s some pictures.
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  2. Sunny-Side Up

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    Hmm... That looks pretty black to me. On the last picture I do see a blue - looking one behind him. Maybe he was the wrong breed, or a mix?
     
  3. Sunny-Side Up

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    What did he look like as a chick?
     
  4. Chicksnmind

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    The one behind is splash . White with Black :)
     
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    Here are chick pictures. The one that is splash is the baby chick in front. The tan chick turned white. He looked blue as a chick.
     
  6. Sunny-Side Up

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    Here is a picture of my Blue Silkie chick. IMG_20180210_131955156.jpg
     
  7. Chicksnmind

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    Hmm so maybe black? All the head feathers are new so maybe that’s just his real color showing coming out now that they are getting juvenile feathers.
     
  8. Sunny-Side Up

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    Yeah, that's what I'm guessing. Pretty bird!
     
  9. Saraemckee

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    Oh I can’t handle the cuteness!!! Can’t wait to get my own!!
     
  10. Redhead Rae

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    I ordered a bunch of blue cochins. This is what one of them looked like as a chick.
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    This is what it looks like as of two weeks ago. Yup, Black.
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