Month old silkies

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by into_my_web, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. into_my_web

    into_my_web Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkies from performance poultry are roughly a month old now and I thought I'd post an update.
    They are all doing well and there was only one dead chick out of 52, that's not too bad.
    I did have a question though, do they look like full breed silkies?
    Some look like silkies but some dont.
    Some old guy told they werent full breed.
    I've also noticed that the white silkies are turning grey/blue.

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  2. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    They look like Silkies to me, just in an awkard stage of feathering out. Good luck, wow you have 50? Silkies? I am so jealous. HenZ
     
  3. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    They all look like pure Silkies to me. The poster above is right; at a month old, they look a little awkward but that will change. They do have alot of filling in to do. [​IMG] As for the whites turning color, they might be Splashes.
     
  4. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    they look full to me
    the one person you wanna talk to is Elite Silkies
    she is very nice and helpful [​IMG] i go to her for all my silkie questions
    and mine look like that, and they're full breed and the same age
    they're just feathering out, hun :)
     
  5. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are purebred Silkies in their "funky" stage. The white are most likely splash and or possibly lavender but more likely splash. Hope this helps.
     
  6. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    heres some of mine
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  7. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine are exactly one month old today and they are looking strange - they are starting to shed feathers and develop their adult plumage and they are very much like the Silkies in the pics you posted - not that they look wierd - they are just at an awkward stage - yours are soooooo lovely and what amazing colours!!! Mine are all white - boring compared to the brilliant colours of yours!

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