Question on Silkie Colors :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jywel417, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. jywel417

    jywel417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 4 silkie babies last week that will be two weeks old tomorrow. I don't have many pictures of them at this point but just had a couple questions on coloring. The mother was a splash, idk what the father was although I did see a white roo wandering near by when I picked these guys up.


    This one I thought might either be white or splash. It has a smudge/dirty looking spot on its head

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    I have one solid black one which I assume is going to stay black and then two with white eyebrows, this one being the most extreme. Am I correct in assuming that these too are black and will prob loose the white eyebrows as they get older (I really like the evil eyebrows so will be sad to see them go lol )

    Eyebrows on the one on the right of this photo:

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    One in the left of this photo:

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    Standing next to Kowalski (Kowalski is a 4 wk old mystery breed bantam)

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    And all by its lonesome:

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    These are def pet quality silkies, no where near SQ. But I just wanted some fluff for my chicken yard [​IMG] So they are perfect for me [​IMG] Any color suggestions are very much appreciated!!
     
  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Your yellowish one is either a smutty buff or a very light partridge. The las one with the really big eyebrows looks more blue than black.

    Have fun! Silkies are wonderful!
     
  3. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first chick looks like it only has four toes on each foot. Silkies should have five. But it is very cute.

    Also your mystery breed bantam might be a Golden-laced Sebright. But it's hard to tell for sure.

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    After seeing you other thread I am going to change my vote to a poorly muffed Belgian Quail d'Anver.
     
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  4. jywel417

    jywel417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the first silkie chick in the pictures only has 4 toes per foot. I could have picked all silkies that had 5 toes but this was the only white/buff/? colored chick they had and I wanted it to see what it turned out to be. There was one that had chipmunk looking striping that I didn't pick up that I assume would be a partridge? Anyways, as far as toes, the light chick and the solid black looking chick have 4 toes each foot, one of my 2 with eyebrows has 4 toes on one foot and 5 on the other, and my very eye browed chick has 5 toes each foot. But they aren't for showing, just for fun so I wasn't too concerned about it.

    And as far as the Belgian, that is what I had started wondering about for Kowalski's breed. Thanks for the input thus far! Any other guesses/input on color is appreciated and will post pics of all 4 silkie babies as they grow and such [​IMG]

    **edit** the 2nd pic of the black silkies there is what I think is a golden sebright in that picture in the bottom corner. Different chick than kowalski below it [​IMG] which may be obvious bc of size difference in the 2 pics . . . .but it is finals week at UT and my brain isn't working, and i might be rambling in this edit, sorry !
     
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