New Silkie Chicks...what colors will they be???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Krisitne, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Krisitne

    Krisitne Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone. I'm new to this site. My black silkie hen just hatched seven sweet babies. The father is a white silkie. I was shocked when I saw these babies, as I fully expected black or yellowish-white. Any ideas what color they will turn out to be?[​IMG][​IMG]
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  2. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will probably be brown and lavender or splash silkies
    Here is a picture that might help you determine what they will look like.
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  3. Krisitne

    Krisitne Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your reply. The lavender are beautiful!
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    The brown one is a partridge. The other could be white. Not all white chicks have yellow down, some are silvery grey.
     
  5. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I second white and partridge. A lot of my white chicks look just like yours OP, some are even darker. They look too dark to be lavender, and its an unlikely color since its recessive and both of your birds would need to be split to lav to produce chicks that color. They can't be splash if your black Silkie is really black, black can't produce splash (only blue and black). Though they could be splash is she's a really dark blue instead of black. Ahhh, Silkies and genetics. Fun stuff.

    They sure are cute!!!!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    white and partridge
     
  8. Rhapsody1

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    What color are my youngsters?
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