Silkie 'Grow-Along' Thread!

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  1. Fur-N-Fowl

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    The Silkie 'Grow-Along' Thread!
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    I always see (and have done) 'hatch-along' threads but I haven't come across one for following how your chicks grow.

    This thread is mainly so I can keep a record myself but anyone else is free to post updates on their own chicks as they grow.

    Of course, photos in this thread are more than welcome!

    Around 4 weeks ago I hatched my first batch of Silkies from my own flock.

    Out of 16, I've decided to keep 2 pure whites as grow outs to see how they develop.

    I had to decide at week 3 due to people wanting to buy them.

    Let's hope I made a good choice...

    Chick One:
    This chick was the first to hatch out of my batch and I was surprised that when it hatched, it was white. All the other whites hatched yellow/orange.

    My original thoughts was that this little one is a male but now comparing 'him' to the siblings, I'm not sure.

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    (Four Weeks Old)
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    Chick Two:
    I hope I have the right first photos but I believe this was the most poofy of all the chicks and still is!

    I genuinely hope this little one is a female but we will see as it grows.

    It's a very quiet little chick but is feathering the quickest crest wise and is already beginning to get the start of blue earlobes!

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    (Four Weeks Old)
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    (Four Weeks & Two Days)
    Has had a huge crest growth spurt!
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    (Chick One on Right, Chick Two on Left at Four Weeks Old)
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    As always, name suggestions are welcome...and needed!

    Otherwise they'll end up called something like Dan and Druff :idunno

    Feel free to take a wild guess on the sex. Everyone's guess is a good as mine especially this early!

    Updates will be posted about them here in the comments every so often.​
     
  2. Evelyn Walker

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    They are adorable! :love I suggest Fluffy, Snowball, Blizzard, Coconut, or Opal (silly names, I know :p)
     
  3. Fur-N-Fowl

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    No I like the names!

    Particularly Opal as it's my favourite stone. That's definitely in with a chance, Thankyou :D
     
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  4. Fur-N-Fowl

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    Growth Update:

    My two growout chicks are getting big now! They're 5 weeks old :eek:

    Their crests seem to be coming in nicely as is the rest of their feathers.

    Still fingers crossed for both being female as somone wants one off me if they are.

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    (Above photo chick one on the left and chick two on the right)
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    (Above photos Chick two on the left and Chick one on the right)

    I also decided to keep another chick which is a partridge. I just loved how light it's chest was. I know that will change but I couldn't resist it!

    So here is Chick three:

    First photo is at one week old, the rest is at two weeks old.
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  5. grayjay11o

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    I love the one with the crazy crest:love
     
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  6. Fur-N-Fowl

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    Me too, it's one of the most crazy ones out of all my chicks!
     
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  7. Fur-N-Fowl

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    The two chicks having a 5 week old hatchday celebration! :jumpy

    Chick one on the left, chick two on the right.

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  8. NNYchick

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    What a cute idea. All my chicks are almost grown for the season now. But I will watch yours.
     
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  9. Fur-N-Fowl

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    I'm glad you like the idea and will follow along!

    Next time you hatch, feel free to post back here with how they grow :)
     
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  10. Fur-N-Fowl

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    Some more 5 week old photos!

    These were actually taken a few days ago so their crests are actually bigger than this now.

    Pretty much the bigger chick on the photos is Chick two, the other chick one.

    I'm starting to think chick two is male due to the sise difference but it's crest is getting huge not like the other male silkies I hatched. We will see...

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