Naked Silkies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by quailbrain, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. quailbrain

    quailbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so I had silkies as a kid and have had birds for 25 years of my life. I recently hatched out the cutest silkies babies from some eggs that were shipped to me. I love them to death but the other day I saw some silkie chicks for sale that look nothing like my babies. Mine have the dark skin but they have naked necks. The chicks I saw were little balls of fluff. the parents didn't look cross bred so it makes me wonder. Why do my babies have naked necks and these didn't. I saw pictures of my eggs parents and they looked great. My chicks all have naked necks. Their chicks all were fluff balls. It's not a nutrition thing. My birds are feed the best and both sets of these chicks were born that way.
     
  2. BTufts

    BTufts Out Of The Brooder

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    any possibility they could be showgirls?
     
  3. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are showgirls
     
  4. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol was gonna say showgirls too.[​IMG]
     
  5. pedro24

    pedro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im pretty sure that the bird you little as possibly
    described is a showgirl
     
  6. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. quailbrain

    quailbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do look like Showgirls. I guess I was not aware of this type of silkie? Why are they called Showgirls? Anything interesting about showgirls tht I should know about?
     
  8. THough1956

    THough1956 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The people you got the eggs from should have told you they were showgirls. It might be possible they did not know the parents were carring that gene. Some people do not want showgirls and you should have gotten what you paid for. Just my thoughts!
     
  9. quailbrain

    quailbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw the parents picts and they didn't look like this to me. I really loved the person I got the eggs from. She was kinda, generous and very communicative. I fear that she may have told me Showgirl and I may have thought she showed the birds. I think she said one of her roosters was Showgirl? I think this could have been my mistake. None of her hens looked like that though. Of the clutch I had two weak white chicks both die in a matter of hours. The other 5 were a mix of colors, all hens, all "showgirl".
     
  10. THough1956

    THough1956 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If the rooster was a showgirl he definitely passed the gene on to the chicks. I have one chick that I bought on purpose and that is all I want! They are so ugly they are cute.
     

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