silkie feathers or smooth feathers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rhaj, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. rhaj

    rhaj Songster

    May 30, 2010
    NE'ern Connecticut
    For anyone familiar with silkie chicks....

    I have a baby that is 2 weeks old today. S/he has wing feathers, but so does her mom, who is a lavender splash silkie, so I am not sure how to tell yet. Yes I am impatient waiting to see what grows in... but I figure other people will probably know for sure by now. Hopefully the video is clear/close enough. My camera is not the best.

    There are 2 possible dads. One of them is a white silkie and the other is a blue that has smooth feathers, but carries the silkie gene. If he is the daddy, from what I've read, his babies will be 50-50 silkie/smooth.

    And while we're at it, what color? blue?

    ETA: possible dad aren't technically 'silkies' I suppose, since baby has a naked neck...
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2010

  2. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Songster

    Aug 7, 2008
    Durham, UK
    looks normal feathered, cute little chick though
  3. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Songster

    May 19, 2010
    Rougemont, NC

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