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Silkie Identification Help Please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SouthernBelle84, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. SouthernBelle84

    SouthernBelle84 New Egg

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    Hello everyone,

    First I would like to say thank you for such a great website!!!

    I am newer to silkie breeding & would very much appreciate any help with identification of the coloring of this silkie baby. Lavender maybe????? [​IMG]

    The little bit of brown spots on its back is cedar shavings not and coloring.

    Thanks in advance,
    Shannon in Mississippi


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  2. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    Colorado
    Hard to tell, looks like a splash to me, unless you get it from a breeder who raises Lavenders, I would guess thats not what it is. I stick with Splash.
     
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    If you have it on Cedar get it out of there ASAP and replace it with pine shavings. Ceder is toxic to chickens and can cause all sorts of respiratory problems and even death.
     
  4. SouthernBelle84

    SouthernBelle84 New Egg

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    Any more opionions???

    Thanks!!!
     
  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Looks like sand , not cedar [​IMG] Cute little bugger.. I'd say Splash as well since I think I see some darker spots...... could just be shadows though. Did the breeder you got it from raise Lav???? It does look a lot like a self-blue (Lav).... if you bred it to another Lav and got ALL lav... you'd know for sure [​IMG]
     
  6. SouthernBelle84

    SouthernBelle84 New Egg

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    Here are some pics of my lil sweeties and their NEW bedding! [​IMG]

    The baby in question is in the last pic sleeping.


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  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    It may be a lavender. Where did you get it from?
     
  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Quote:I don't know HOW you could tell...LMAO I'm still looking at the pics and can't even see where there are shavings at all! LOL I must be blind [​IMG] Maybe it was wood dust instead of shavings???

    Anyhow, don't want to hijack the thread. Glad your little babies got some new bedding [​IMG] Cute little buggers! You have a full coop! [​IMG]

    In that last pic, is that dark spot the comb?
     
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  9. SouthernBelle84

    SouthernBelle84 New Egg

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    Yeah I guess it was more like cedar dust. I have been putting the larger shavings in the pens but at the time we needed it we could not find any. So I had to go with the smaller stuff. It was only in their pens for a few days and it just so happened when we called the guy we get the shavings from had some from the day before (thank goodness). They all seem fine and never acted like the cedar bothered them...but I sure didn't wanna take any chances.

    The dark spot on the head is the side of her eye. You know how they turn their head and tuck it on their back when they are sleeping. I took the pictures pretty late last night so they were snoozin.

    It's one of the babies I hatched. I have all colors of silkies and I would just play around, switching and swaping the parents up to see what I would get. It's kinda like a suprise [​IMG] you never know what you could come out with. I also put some silkies with some frizzles and get the sizzles. They are so cute to me! Here's a pic of one of my sizzles.

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  10. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    I saw somewhere on the Internet a Silkie that was calico colored that looks a lot like yours. Don't even know if that is a "real" color for Chickens but yours reminds me of it. However, chicks can change color as they grow and calico seems to be something rare enough I think it would have to be made up or very difficult to get. But that's just mho.[​IMG]
     

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