Silkie doesn't have black skin??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by klf73, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I have two silkies that hatched [​IMG] , one white, one buff. The white one has super black skin, but the buff one has tan skin, will it darken up? They aren't even completely dry yet but the difference is quite noticible. Is this common? These are my first silkies so I have no idea
    edited to say that the body and head are black, but feet aren't
    Krista
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2008
  2. angelmarie

    angelmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe its a mixed breed
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Nope, shouldn't be a mix, came from a reputable source [​IMG]
    Krista
     
  4. angelmarie

    angelmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmmmmmmmmmmm well it could be a genetic goof up or maybe it'll just darken later on
     
  5. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my buff hen is lighter- I think the ( and please silkie experts correct me) that the genetics that lighten the feathers can dilute the skin as well. She is a beauty othewise-[​IMG] at least she was before she went into the breeding pen
     
  6. Joy1

    Joy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My white silkies feet darkened with age.
     
  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    My white one's feet are so dark I doubt they could darken any more [​IMG] , it's just the buff one's feet. I was just wondering if all buff are that way I guess. Not a big deal either way as they are just pets, not going to show them. thanks for the replies [​IMG]
    Krista
     
  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    I'm pretty sure it's an undesirable trait for showing.... but if you're not planning to show them. Who cares [​IMG] [​IMG] I could be wrong, but in order to get so many different color types in Silkies, they have been crossbred with other breeds in order to introduce new colors and patterns. Over time the unwanted traits have been bred back out with selective breeding... but they can pop up from time to time. Less than 5 toes, single combs, red combs, light skin, regular feathering, etc. Silkie experts... correct me please if I'm wrong.
     
  9. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am definately not a silkie expert but I do own a few. I just wanted to say that your buff is gorgeous!!!
     
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    A couple years ago I had a Purebred Silkie, white, with pink skin. I thought somewhere I heard them being called Albino Silkies.
     

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