Silkie Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TownhouseSeramas, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. TownhouseSeramas

    TownhouseSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard that at a certain age Partridges started to show signs of being one sex or the other. And I was wondering what those were? Also I have some "black" silkies that are starting to get red and tan coloring in them, anyone have any idea of what colors those would be? I also have a "black" that's starting to get "salt and pepper" coloring... Would that be a splash or something else?
     
  2. Christie Loves Silkies

    Christie Loves Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you post pictures we may get a better idea.
     
  3. TownhouseSeramas

    TownhouseSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is the "black" one that is getting red coloring coming in:
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    And this is my "salt and pepper" chick
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  4. Christie Loves Silkies

    Christie Loves Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    They could possibly partridge.
     
  5. TheHalfWayCoop

    TheHalfWayCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two females that started out like the first two chicks, mostly black with some partridge feathering, and then I ended up with the gender confused all partridge that even at 7months I'm not really sure what it is... I'm thinking it's our beta rooster who doesn't crow because the alpha crows non stop, simply based on the fact that it lays no eggs at all and has no interest in nest boxes/ect... where it's sisters of the same age have been laying for several weeks and are now infact broody and sitting on a clutch of eggs LoL

    Silkies - there's just no telling!! [​IMG]
     
  6. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like partridge and a gray
     
  7. Pjsmithsparky

    Pjsmithsparky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Partrige and grey but they could end up any colour. Btw they are so cute!:)
     
  8. GreatPyrLover

    GreatPyrLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two the exact same way, but mine didnt start getting the other color on them until they were full size....mine are about 7-8 months old....my "blue" one has white or gray looking hair on the back of his neck and my "black" one has red coming on the back of his neck....they are both boys and come from a silkie breeder....I emailed her about them and she said that she had never seen that before....so who knows!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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