Silkie Color?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by halfwildacres, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. halfwildacres

    halfwildacres Out Of The Brooder

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    I got some Silkie chicks from the bantam bin at TSC. I know they're just hatchery-quality, but I'm hoping they will be good broodies for me. Out of 6 chicks, only 1 is actually white. The rest are a tanish color. I have next to no silkie experience, so I don't know if they are just discolored from hatching or if they are going to be buff? I'd love any input. Thanks! :)

    This is the white one:[​IMG]

    This is one of the tan ones. It looks like it was taken in bad lighting, but that's just the color.
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    Here is a side by side:
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  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That light colored one could be white, silvery/blue, and the tannish one could be buff or partridge
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sure looks closer to buff than white. Last week our TSC got a batch of very poor quality hatchery silkies - very few sold, and those that are still there appear to be coming in hard feathered. This week they got another batch that is of equally poor quality - no leg feathering, no crests, and hard feathering.
     
  4. halfwildacres

    halfwildacres Out Of The Brooder

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    The pictures aren't great, but I was surprised at how good these look. The white one doesn't really have much of a crest, but the tan ones all have a pretty pronounced crest. Last year they had "silkies" that were all hard feathered without the extra toe. I have no idea what ended up happening to them, but there were there for a really long time. This year they claim to be using a new hatchery.
     

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