My new baby silkies!! 9 week update post #47 - critique please! :)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Mrs MIA, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Hatched yesterday! [​IMG] I shipped in 12 eggs from a non-BYC person in Alabama... NINE hatched! [​IMG]

    Now... these are supposed to be black. This is my first experience with black silkies... and I expected them to be all black. I have blues darker than this. [​IMG] Do they feather out pure black, and the chick down doesn't matter? They're supposed to be from SQ stock, too... any opinions, or is it way too early to think about it? [​IMG]
    Thanks guys!!

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    This one's the lightest of the bunch:
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    One of my dark blue chicks in the middle of two blacks... of course, I could have gotten a black from my two blues, since I don't know their parentage... [​IMG]
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    About half had HUGE poofs!!
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  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Those are some nice looking silkies. They have gorgeous foot feathering.
     
  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Oooh!!! thank you!
     
  4. wolfie

    wolfie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    too much cutenss [​IMG] good job [​IMG] I am going to get silkies on thursday and can't wait.
     
  5. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

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    I am by no means an expert but only one looks black to me. This is a picture of my BBS silkies hatched this week.

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    And some of yours are lighter than mine.

    Cannot wait to hear from the experts. I am jealous about the feathering though...cute babies.

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  6. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Nonononono! Lalalalala! I don't want to hear that!!
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    I know... the one chick in the middle of the third photo came from my blue pen... that's what I'm talking about. I guess I can wait to see what happens. Some of my light/med blues are feathering out way darker than their down, so hopefully the same will be with the blacks. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    It's weird... they seem darker now that they're all fluffed out... I may need to take new photos. [​IMG]
     
  8. fred jr

    fred jr Out Of The Brooder

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    wow that is a furry little bunch.[​IMG] were getting some too.[​IMG]
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Lotsa fluff there, Tori! They look blue to me and very healthy and robust!
     
  10. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    those look blue contact the breeder and complain!!!
     

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