Silkie baby...what color is this?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shelleyb1969, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Can someone tell me what color of silkie this is? And also, I'm guessing this guy? to be around 6 weeks? I named him Ozzy, so I hope it's a boy!

    Last edited: Aug 18, 2008
  2. marie_martin

    marie_martin Songster

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    Looks like a dark blue or black. It is still kind of young but I would say dark blue just going by the ones I hatch here. If it does not get much of a green/black sheen it is blue, if it gets a greenish black sheen, it is black. Hope that helps a little. I don't know about the sex from that angle and at that age, but it is a cutie.

  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    That's a blue.
  4. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Looks dark blue and such a cutie. I love that round stocky look. I bet that turns out to be a great typey little silkie
  5. amysue2012

    amysue2012 Songster

    Oct 6, 2007
    Montpelier Ohio
    Ive got blue and blue splash...he looks blue to me.
  6. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Thanks everyone! I was so hoping for blue! The guy I bought this one from said "Ozzy" is about 10 weeks old...but I don't think so. Isn't he much more "juvenile" looking than 10 weeks?[​IMG]
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    10 weeks looks about right.
  8. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Songster

    Aug 10, 2008
    Northeast Fla
    Cute little guy!
  9. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    Could we get a "head on" shot to see his comb? He is a cutie... looks like the blue that everyone ID'd for me, but much more aesthetically pleasing. Very pretty bird. [​IMG]
  10. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Songster

    Aug 15, 2008
    [​IMG] I have 2 that look just like yours! I wondered if mine were blue, but they were sold to me as black. I'm new to silkies myself so it's nice to know these things. How exciting!

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