Silkie assortment- What colors did we get???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BinkysBarn, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. BinkysBarn

    BinkysBarn Out Of The Brooder

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    We ordered 25 silkies (assorted) and we are having trouble deciding what colors we have. thanks for any help [​IMG]

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    Also, these two silkies are the same age, but the red one just wont grow!!! shes so sweet though. and she eats as much as the gray one. she weighs 4.0 oz. and the gray one is 9.4 oz. she gains about .2 oz every 2 weeks or so where as the gray one gains about 4.0 oz.
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  2. Ellie_NY_chick

    Ellie_NY_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picture #3 looks exactly like my white roo Skye did when he was that little! I'd be curious to see what the ones with the stripe look like when they feather out. Partridge maybe?

    As for your other issue, my rooster grew a lot faster and was much bigger than my hen at that age. Then she caught up with him at about 12 weeks, but she's still smaller.
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have partridge, red and white in the younger chicks, and the older ones are a grey and a red. It's not uncommon to get runts, they usually catch up as they get older [​IMG]
     
  4. BinkysBarn

    BinkysBarn Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks so much everyone.
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    i just really didnt know what the striped one was lol
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Quote:tell me about it! I had all the bigger ones pegged as males and at about 3 months, what a change!!!
     

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