Silkie babies! But what color is this one?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by adrian, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. adrian

    adrian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    I've just hatched a sweet little silkie chicken, but I'm not sure of his color. I'm not even sure about which parents he comes from, I just know that the breeder only had a white rooster, and had patridge, black, white, and a few more hens, but no blues. So I've got this little guy. He looks sort of like a little penguin. I love it, even if he's a little mutt. [​IMG]

    A video shows his colors best, so here it goes:

    Baby Silkie

    Isn't he lovely?

    I also have a little white, and 4 more to go. [​IMG] For me, it will be a 100% hatch rate, 6/6. I'll keep you posted.

    And PS:
    Here is the white baby.
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  2. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
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    idk... but he is adorable... \\
     
  3. adrian

    adrian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've now got 2 white bearded silkies, 2 that look like white/grey (black?) mixes, and the first one in the video, who I think is a patridge/white mix. He has a white face and white feathered feet, but a sort of soft mottled reddish-brown color on his back that suggests patridge to me. Also, his face has a slight patterning to it, but nothing like on a patridge baby.

    I'll get more pictures soon. I have one egg left, that seems about ready to start zipping.
     

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