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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by americana-chick, Feb 16, 2010.
haha and I tough I was the nestor here ;-)
I don't know what color the chick is, but that MF hen is gorgeous
Hi everyone. I've just hatched out a bunch of chicks from my blue sizzle roo and white silkie hen. At first I thought there were blue and black chicks, but after watching more of them hatch I think even the ones I think are black are blue too. They look blue, not black at hatch then get darker and look black as they dry. Could they all be blue?
I believe you have some black and some blue. Real cuties!!
Thanks. I'm keeping quite a few, so I'll know for sure once they get some feathers. I was hoping since the sizzle is from mixed colors I think and the hen was white I'd get some neat colors/patterns and was surprised when they all came out looking about the same. Is there any chance new colors will pop up besides splash if I keep a blue pullet and breed it back to the roo?
I'm not the best person to ask, but I think you'd have a better chance of interesting colors by breeding a baby back to the white because white has hiden colors..
I was wondering if anyone could share some tips on how to get her feathers looking good again, in the shortest amount of time? Here is a pic:
Other than the two that have tips missing, these look like normal silkie wing feathers to me. Those tips won't change till the feather falls out and is replaced. I feed plenty of protein, sun flower seeds and flaxseed for good feathering and provide good dusting areas with DE in them which keeps feathers clean and fluffy.