Silkie/Showgirl Chick colors?????PIC HEAVY!!!!

ma2babygurl13

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10 Years
Jun 18, 2009
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These are all 2 weeks old they were hatched from eggs I got from Kandyg_99 they were hatched on 9-20-09. I am VERY confused on what colors they are.... Any help is appreciated!

First the "Blue Silkies"

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Now the "White Showgirl"
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Now the "Black Showgirls"

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Now for my "odd colors" Any Help on these colors would be GREAT!

As Day olds:

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The Light Odd Ones:
As 2 Week olds:

#1
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#2
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#3
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What they look like from the "top"
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The Dark odd ones:
As 2 week Olds:

#4
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#5
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From the "top":
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From the "front"
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What do ya'll think on these guys, what color are they?
 

ma2babygurl13

Songster
10 Years
Jun 18, 2009
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Fairborn OH
Why are some darker than others??? Does this maybe show gender? Or will they just be darker/lighter as adults? Whatever they are I <3 them the dark one with the most "light" color on its head is my fav
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WhitehartRabbitry

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Aug 17, 2009
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I don't know if it has anything to do with gender, though I had a silkie person swear to me the darker (browner) headed ones are males and the yellower headed ones are females. I have one of each so i guess I will find out eventually if her theory is true.

Good luck with them!
 

Sonoran Silkies

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Jan 4, 2009
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As adults, you want darker males. However I have NOT seen that show up in chick down, and I have certainly hatched my fair share of dark partridge girls. They can be useful in breeding dark males, but aren't really the correct colour for show.

Some of the literature refers to darker down being female, but is not completely comclusive.

The ones who develop significant amounts of penciling (especially apparent on the wings) are almost certainly female.
 

WhitehartRabbitry

Songster
10 Years
Aug 17, 2009
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Ohio
Well going by the penciling on the wings of my 3 week olds... I'd say my dark one is the female and the lighter one is the male.

Interesting.
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ma2babygurl13

Songster
10 Years
Jun 18, 2009
735
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Fairborn OH
Well my 3 lighter ones have a significant amount of penciling on thier wings compared to the 2 darker....I read somewhere that partridge wasnt' a "showable" color or unrecognized in showgirls, is this true?
 

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