Pure Silkie cross Half Silkie

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JOEL1994, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. JOEL1994

    JOEL1994 New Egg

    Mar 1, 2016
    Greetings all,

    I have a purebred white silkie Roo from a respected breeder and have collected fertile eggs from my white silkie, partridge silkie and a first generation cross silkie (all pictured below).

    Will I be able to tell apart the chicks and know which ones are 3/4 silkie when they are fully grown?
    Also will these be 2 white and 3 partridge? (I also have another partridge looking one under a heat light as it was being pecked)

    Thank-you in advance for your time and response,
    First time poster, Joel.

    (pet quality partridge)

    (half silkie which came from partridge hen I believe)

    (pet quailty white)

    (5 of the 6 offspring from all three birds) (6 hatched out off 10 eggs)
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2015
    Welcome to BYC, you may or may not be able to tell the difference if the 3/4 feather in flat vs. silky you will know right away but if they are silkied I don't know how you would tell the difference.

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