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New pics of chicks 6 weeks old now

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kezabel, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. kezabel

    kezabel Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have six silkie eggs bought from the local feed store and one is bluish in colour. What type of silkie lays blue eggs? Oh and its about to hatch I can hear it chirping!!!!!
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2010
  2. Year of the Rooster

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    Pure bred Silkies do not lay blue eggs. You most likely have an EE egg.
     
  3. kezabel

    kezabel Chillin' With My Peeps

    But the egg is tiny like the other eggs just a slight tinge of blue.
     
  4. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    I think there were people working on a blue egg laying silkie at one time.

    Once it hatches we can probably Identify it for you. [​IMG]
     
  5. Year of the Rooster

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    There are bantam EE's too.. But like chickenwhisperer said, we can identify it when it hatches.
     
  6. kezabel

    kezabel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks guys I will definatley take pics of it and the others when they hatch. I have no clue what color any of them will be because I didn't see the hen/hens that lay them. The feed store has their own silkies where the eggs came from but I didn't see the birds when i bought the eggs because they were about to close for the night. I'm so excited its my first hatch. They are under one of my bantams that went broody, thats why I got the eggs. Its day 20 and 3 are chirping!!!!!!
     
  7. Year of the Rooster

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    Good luck with them! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a whole flock of tiny blue egg layers. Complete mutts. The only thing I know for certain they have in them is d'uccle. You can only get the colored gene into a breed if you cross out to another breed or EE. You could then breed the traits from the other breed back out so the chicken looks like the breed you started with. People do it all the time. We don't keep track of chicken pedigrees close enough to know what is truly purebred and what isn't.
     
  9. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    Your feed store sells hatching eggs!?!?! And Silkies at that? I sense an evil plan brewing, ala Josie and the Pussycats......
     
  10. kezabel

    kezabel Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Woohoo They hatched and the blue egg hatched too. So far I can see that one chick is blue/black and the other I can see is Buff and blue/black There is another I think but I can't see it under mum yet. I'll get photos when they dry out a bit and when Mummy will let me lol They are adorable [​IMG]
     

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