New Fuzzy Butts

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chix-in-GA, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Chix-in-GA

    Chix-in-GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The holidays have been a great time for new babies down here in GA. [​IMG]

    My Marans hatched the day after X-mas and I have some new Silkies as well. These little ones were hatched about 2 weeks ago.

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    Delawares are due to hatch in weeks... [​IMG]
     
  2. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

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    They're adorable. I have to ask, what is the spotted chick?
     
  3. Chix-in-GA

    Chix-in-GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The spotted chick is my favorite... [​IMG]

    I think that one is the product of the Blue silkies. I did some reading and found out that a certain percentage of blues will come out white, black, blue, or a combination.

    Not being an expert on the subject, thats my best guess...Anyone else wnat to take a stab at it??? [​IMG]
     
  4. flamingauburnmustang

    flamingauburnmustang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say...................SPECKLED EGG!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    They are gorgeous!!! Beautiful!!! CONGRATS!!! [​IMG]

    I'm no expert either, so don't ask me, but all I can say is that they are SO CUTE!!! [​IMG]

    More pics??? [​IMG]
     
  5. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Grats they are adorable!!!
     
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    Cuties [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Info on silkie colors.....

    black x black all blacks
    black x blue is 50% blacks and 50%blues
    blue x blue is 50%blue, 25%black and 25% or more splash
    splash x black is 100% blue
    splash x blue is 50%splash and 50% blue
    splash x splash is 100%splash
    dont keep a white, partridge or buff in this group
    you can however keep a pen of buff and partridge if you like.
     
  7. Chix-in-GA

    Chix-in-GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, thanks for the info swtangel.

    What will having a buff in with them cause? Will it bring out unfavorable traits or colors?

    Thanks to everyone, I will put more pics up soon
     
  8. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
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    I think if you have the blue-black-splash together, they're still considered "pure" colored silkies. If you throw a buff or partridge in there, they're "mixed" ??? I'm not a silkie connoisseur...just an admirer! [​IMG]
     
  9. Chix-in-GA

    Chix-in-GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very good, thank you for the info.
     
  10. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
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    Hi, congrats on the babies!! I was wondering about the color thing. Do those combo work with all breeds? Or just Silkies? thanks
     

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