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New silkies! Can you help me figure out the colors?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by minor_danger, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. minor_danger

    minor_danger Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys! I've been lurking for quite a while and have just received my bantams in the mail. I'm very excited but am having a terrible time figuring out the colors.

    This was my order from My Pet Chicken (Meyer Hatchery-I got my bantams sexed--I'll tell you how well they did when I know):

    1 Assorted Bantams
    2 Assorted Silkie Bantams
    2 Assorted Feather-Legged Bantams

    All have feathered legs and five toes. All legs are black except "yellow". I think all five are silkies. If they aren't I think the yellow one might be something else with feathered legs (but she has black skin so I don't think so). Please help me, it would be much appreciated. I have guesses but I'm not 100%

    I don't want my guesses to influence anyone (as I am so new I am probably wrong and I change my mind every five minutes.) so I am leaving them out.

    The last picture is of "yellow" (I am labeling them by color for now because I am weighing and photographing them every day). I have yellow, grey, black, mix, and brown.

    Thank you for any guesses.

    This is "mixed" as I currently call her. She is white with grey on her head. You can barely see it on the top and left said of her head. She is the smallest at 5/8 oz.
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    Mix by minor_danger, on Flickr

    This is "brown" and she has chipmunk stripes. I'm limiting myself to one pic each so it isn't too pic heavy. You cannot see her white throat from this pic but it is there. She's the loudest.
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    Brown by minor_danger, on Flickr

    This is "grey" and she is lovely.
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    Grey by minor_danger, on Flickr

    This is "black" and she has tiny white flecks on her wing. She's the first to get into anything.
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    Black by minor_danger, on Flickr

    This is "yellow" and she's the largest @ 1 full oz. She is the only one that I possibly question being a silkie because she is the largest and just doesn't seem like the others. She also has grey legs instead of black.
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    Yellow by minor_danger, on Flickr

    This is "yellow" giving me a heart attack because I thought she was stuck and died. She was just snoozing and disapproved of me "rescuing" her.
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    "Yellow" by minor_danger, on Flickr
     
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  2. MuscovyMad

    MuscovyMad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry can't help with colours but that last pic is hilarious! [​IMG]
     
  3. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @ the chick w/feet hanging out of the feeder!!!!




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  4. clintwilson59

    clintwilson59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White
    Partridge
    Blue or black
    Black
    buff

    Not for sure but they seem like it.
     
  5. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    My guess is
    1= Light Splash
    2= Partridge
    3= Dark Gray
    4= Black
    5= White

    (All white silkies are born yellow)

    Love that last pic! [​IMG]
     
  6. minor_danger

    minor_danger Out Of The Brooder

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    This is what I think:

    1 Blue (She has a tad of grey on her head which makes me think maybe blue. She's too white in my opinion to be a white. I kinda expect more yellow)
    2 Partridge
    3 Blue
    4 Black (or maybe a dark blue but I think black 90%)
    5 White? (I was thinking buff over white because she has a slight pinkish tinge on her back, of course I could be wrong because she has NO black marks or splotches so now I think white again)

    Thanks everyone so far for the replies. Any more guesses?
     
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  7. perolane

    perolane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same here! [​IMG]
     
  8. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    My guess

    Splash
    Partridge
    Blue
    Blue
    White


    My silkies climb into the feeder too. They like to slip into the feeder and sleep. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. SimplySplendidSilkies

    SimplySplendidSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2010
    Adairsville, GA
    Quote:I agree with Sundown! Except # 4 may be black!
     
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  10. 4 Love of Baby Chickens

    4 Love of Baby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I bet the others are correct at the colors. That last picture is HILARIOUS!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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