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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SilkieChickStar, May 3, 2016.

  1. SilkieChickStar

    SilkieChickStar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there,

    I am brand new to the chicken world, after much research I decided on getting some Silkie chicks. The breeder lives not far from me and I picked up these chicks last week. They are gorgeous! Still in a brooder at the moment and for a while as winter approaches.

    I see lots of mentions of specific silkie colours, however am a bit clueless about what is what.

    I know we have one white chick, but the other two - one looks gray and the other looks brown and black. I will post some photos - if possible can you tell me what colours they are likely to be?

    It may be too early to tell but I am curious about our new little ones. Thanks in advance. Also any particular advice on this breed would be well received :)



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    I know this one is white :)

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    First one is a partridge, the last is a black.
     
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  3. SilkieChickStar

    SilkieChickStar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok cool thanks so much :) I love your signature, "chickens and dogs are healing to the soul". I love these little ones
     
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  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thanks, your silkies are adorable.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    Your daughter is beautiful - and the chicks are cute too. You may want to check out the "Silkie thread." Just put that in the search box and it should come up.
     
  6. SilkieChickStar

    SilkieChickStar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10 day later update, I've tried to get some clearer photos, do you still think this one will be black?

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  7. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might be dark blue, but I am not sure..Most likely black.
     
  8. SilkieChickStar

    SilkieChickStar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! :)
     
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    A better photo might help, it looks like a gray partridge to me.
     
  10. SilkieChickStar

    SilkieChickStar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try and get a better one today, it doesn't stay still long :)
     

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