Silkie babies--what color chicks = what as adults

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shared Acres, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a white roo and a red hen and a splash hen. All silkies.

    I have 9 babies soo far.

    What color possibilities do I have? And I know that some will change as they grow older. Like the racing stripes will be partridge, someone said.

    What about others?

    What will black with red tinges be?

    How about light yellow with a couple of black dots?

    Are white silkies born white?

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  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    With a white rooster, and a splash hen, and red hen, the chicks color could be mixed.
     
  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Wow... I don't know... but I sure would like to see photos of them in 4 months. [​IMG]
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

    Wow... I don't know... but I sure would like to see photos of them in 4 months. [​IMG]

    I would also like that. I would guess that the racing stripe ones are partridge, and maybe the yellow one will be white or splash. Then I would think the reddish ones came from your red hen.​
     
  5. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else have any ideas?

    I'm getting a lot of black ones with red tinting at the end of the feathers.
     
  6. chickorama

    chickorama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't sex chicks, but your babies are sooooooo beautiful! keep posting pictures; I want to see them grow up! we are getting an order of them fuzzybutts this spring. I can't WAIT!
     
  7. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!

    I'm up to 12!

    Maybe my husband will help me wrangle them outside this week to get some decent shots of them....oooh oooh, I shoot take them up to my photo studio. OMG, that would be sooooo cute!
     
  8. Mrs MIA

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    I have silkies from Crackers that are almost 10 weeks old... I'm just now starting to see signs of male/female. Mostly in the comb, but some in the carriage.
     
  9. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some that are about 10 weeks old and I don't have any clue how to tell if they are boy or girl. I am clueless as to chickens.
     

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