Red faced silkie chicks?

DenZen

In the Brooder
Sep 16, 2019
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San Antonio, Texas
Good morning,
This is my very first ever batch of chicks. I'm very attached to the two parents, and so I wanted chicks to increase my own little flock. I know that I have a good shot at getting a rooster or two from my four chicks. If so, I will have to find them homes (as I only have one rooster and three hens), but I wondering what the chances are for the chicks to have the black skin of the hen. My rooster is a pretty boy, but his face is red (see pic). Mom is a lovely bird according to silkie standards (she's the white one behind the black chick in the picture). My chicks so are adorable!
 

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EggSighted4Life

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I know that I have a good shot at getting a rooster or two from my four chicks. If so, I will have to find them homes (as I only have one rooster and three hens)
Or if they do have better confirmation than your current rooster you could keep the best and re-home the rest. :old

Your babies are cute. :love

I can't remember how early on I could tell their face color was too red... seems like 6 weeks maybe.

Is your hen bearded and roo clean faced? Bearding should be more dominant in the chicks.

:fl
 

DenZen

In the Brooder
Sep 16, 2019
7
38
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San Antonio, Texas
Well, I'm not sure if my hen is bearded or not. I don't show them, so I've never thought about it...she's just fluffy everywhere. I don't see "more" bonus fluff around her neck. My rooster definitely does not have one!

Thanks for your advice, and I will keep an eye on them around the 6-8 week mark for red face. I'm trying to handle the chicks a lot so they are personable when/if I need to find other homes. Maybe I will get lucky with four hens and no roosters! :)
 

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