Silkie color guesses?

Banana and Brisket

In the Brooder
Apr 23, 2020
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22
23
Hi! I have some silkies and I’m trying to guess what color they will be as adults. Any ideas?
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LynnaePB

Crowing
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I have limited experience with these colors as I mainly focus on paint silkie breeding but I am happy to help guess based on the experience I do have.

#1 and #3 are hard for me to guess. They don't have the classic chipmunk partridge look but they may mature to look somewhat partridge like. #3 could also possibly be a smutty buff but I don't have much experience with buff so a bit hard to say (the lighter skin color is something I believe can pop up more in buffs). I had a chick that looked a bit like #1 who's siblings were partridge but she turned out blue with a hint of a chocolate like color on the ends of her feathers (probably a result of mixing colors in my girls case)

#2 and #4 look like they will both be blue to me. #4 is a little light but blue can vary quite a bit in shade and she/he doesn't look quite light enough to be splash to me.

#5 looks like a white to me (could also be splash but the down better matches more the recessive white silkie chicks I've seen).

Adorable chicks, I bet it will be lots of fun watching them grow and seeing how their colors develop! :)
 

Banana and Brisket

In the Brooder
Apr 23, 2020
18
22
23
I have limited experience with these colors as I mainly focus on paint silkie breeding but I am happy to help guess based on the experience I do have.

#1 and #3 are hard for me to guess. They don't have the classic chipmunk partridge look but they may mature to look somewhat partridge like. #3 could also possibly be a smutty buff but I don't have much experience with buff so a bit hard to say (the lighter skin color is something I believe can pop up more in buffs). I had a chick that looked a bit like #1 who's siblings were partridge but she turned out blue with a hint of a chocolate like color on the ends of her feathers (probably a result of mixing colors in my girls case)

#2 and #4 look like they will both be blue to me. #4 is a little light but blue can vary quite a bit in shade and she/he doesn't look quite light enough to be splash to me.

#5 looks like a white to me (could also be splash but the down better matches more the recessive white silkie chicks I've seen).

Adorable chicks, I bet it will be lots of fun watching them grow and seeing how their colors develop! :)
Thank you!! I’m so excited to watch them grow. They all seem very unique.
 

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