Silkie thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by americana-chick, Feb 16, 2010.

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  2. KMHunter

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  3. KMHunter

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    Looks like your roosts are low and it's a ladder so they can get up there easily. I just heard if the roost was too high for them then they won't, and some just choose not too. Preferring to sleep in a pile on the floor.
    I am providing a low roost and going to see what they do. [​IMG]
     
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  5. workinnanie

    workinnanie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So Sorry to hear this.[​IMG]
     
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    workinnanie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just love the picture of the little chick with a helmet on!!! [​IMG]
     
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  7. workinnanie

    workinnanie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For those of you who were trying to help me figure out if my unusually colored chick was male or female a few months. He turned out to be very male! His name is Lancelot.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. SilverSilkie

    SilverSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Splash red-shouldered !?
    The US-Silkie males have much female type in contrast to EU-Silkies !
     
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  9. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Because you have the three colors in one pen, you don't always know what color a baby is when it hatches. It may be light blue or splash or dark blue or black. It's unusual for it to be some other color like partridge.
     
  10. SilverSilkie

    SilverSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

    "Blue" is a black-pigment diluter (bl+/bl+ = no dilution, Bl/bl+ = 1 doses dilution, Bl/Bl = 2 doses dilution).
    "Partridge" is a ground-color, a pattern, one of the possibilities on the E-locus.

    It's perfectly possible to have 1 or 2 doses Blue on a Partridge-pattern, you become than Blue-Partridge or Splash-Partridge.
     

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