Silkie colors/genders

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BusyBearMama, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. BusyBearMama

    BusyBearMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year we hatched one female blue silkie but she died :(
    So this year the kids asked for silkies and I figured well I would look around and I was going to see who had some- last year it was just about everyone had them but no one within 3 hours this year :(
    So I gave in and did the thing I said I wouldn't do and stopped in right before the end of tsc's chick days which I believe is today so they're just cleaning out their stock- the man joked I should take them all. They had a bin of hrir sr, Cornish x in 2 sizes, some khaki Campbell ducklings that were really small and I maybe should have grabbed some but I think I will wait and get the Peking ducks that my friend has... And they had a big ol bin of 'bantams' which clearly were all light -ish silkies. I grabbed 7 and left since it was like ten minutes from closing.
    They aren't black or blue and I am assuming the other options are a partiidge brown, gray, buff & white? Does anyone know what those colors typically look like as chicks? I have no experience with silkies and their colors and the kids are curious. I can't really gender check them now but what should I be on the look out for for each gender. I can't really keep more than one silkie rooster, i would be happy to have one but just one so the sooner I know the sooner I can find them homes. I will post photos of them soon.
     
  2. BusyBearMama

    BusyBearMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guesses are two are white, 3-5 are buff or 1-2 of them are gray or partridge. Does anyone know how tsc orders is it just mixed silkies and if so why were they all lights, was it just a picked over bin or do they think lighter colored chicks sell better or? Are they likely then all one color like buff or white or do I have a chance of there being more than one color. The chicks are different colors but it's subtle and they're so young.
     
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    BusyBearMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] this is what they put in the box... In the box... We really hope for at least one hen because I hear they're great incubators and I would LOVE to keep as many of these as we can!
     

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