Need silkie breeder experts! Picture!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by peepblessed, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am new to silkies but hatched some nice chicks from eggs on ebay and I want to rehome any that won't be good for my future breeding program. (Lofty goals![​IMG]) One of my white chicks has a yellow beak. Is that a DQ? Is it easy to breed out? It's a nice chick in every other way.

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  2. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just me trying again! [​IMG]
     
  3. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Louisiana
    Quote:I wouldn't cull it yet. I know some darken with age.
     
  4. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I wouldn't cull it yet. I know some darken with age.

    I was hoping that would be the case. Is it hard to breed out? Is it a DQ? Thanks so much!
     
  5. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Still hoping for a couple of answers on this topic. [​IMG]
     
  6. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it also have a light comb and pink feet?
     
  7. WhiteCochinLover

    WhiteCochinLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you selling any? Where are you located cause if you are in my area and you are selling please let me know!!!!!
     
  8. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:No, everything else is dark.... [​IMG]
     
  9. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I have a couple of chicks I would sell and and couple of pet quality, 6 month old white roos. I am near Bakersfield, CA. [​IMG]
     
  10. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Some have lighter beaks when first hatched. Give it time to darken. It could take a few weeks, but if it doesn't melanize in properly, it could be a DQ in the showring. If bred to a properly melanized bird, it should be fairly easy to breed out.

    It's always best to select the VERY best ones to keep for your flock and rehome the others when you are building your breeding flock.
     

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