Silkie chick

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by glenney08, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. glenney08

    glenney08 In the Brooder

    Jan 2, 2016
    Hi looking for any helpful tips . I have about 10 silkie chickens. Not the big beautiful show type but the "you know they are silkies" they are nice and have good foot fluff and whatnot. I've done 5 hatches from all of them in total so far . All very silkie like . All chicks came out wonderful except today I so far have had one chick hatch with white legs ??? Now I know that's not silkie because their skin is black but all my birds have and have had black legs and show all silkie . Photos are of [​IMG]chick from today. Looking for any advice thanks :)
  2. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    does he have the right amount of toes? um er five toes? Not a silky expert by any means here..... [​IMG]
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    does the rest of his skin look light? I ask becuase his beak looks dark.....light toes sometimes occur, and in a few weeks turn dark, but this looks like the entire feet....Since black skin is dominant, I would suspect that both parents are split for that gene, and it inherited the bad luck of the draw

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