Silkie thread!

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

  1. ThaiChick

    ThaiChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm curious about this because one of my 10 day old chicks appear this way except it a goldish hue all over, but the base if you will is white. Is this leakage also?
     
  2. penneypep

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    HA HA thats funny ! Should I wait until they are full grown to mix them ? And how old is full grown ? Thanks
     
  3. penneypep

    penneypep Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thank you !
     
  4. penneypep

    penneypep Out Of The Brooder

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    How adorable is that !~! At what age is full grown and should I wait until then to mix?? And how will they do new silkies with lil chicks about 2 wks old ? Thank you
     
  5. 3LilBirds

    3LilBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine at the most were 3 weeks a part in age, but at the time I mix mine one was 2 weeks and the others were 4 and 5 weeks. I kept a close eye on them of course and they did fine. Never had a problem. From what I've read is it's best if they are close in size. This way little ones don't get trampled.
     
  6. BarnGoddess01

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  7. scamperwillow

    scamperwillow Out Of The Brooder

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    They won't let me into that area and they won't let me post pictures - keep getting this you don't have permission message. What's up with that??
     
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    scamperwillow Out Of The Brooder

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    They won't let me into the buy/sell/trade area and they won't let me post pictures - keep getting this you don't have permission message. What's up with that??
     
  10. SilverSilkie

    SilverSilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Normaly recessive white c/c (= colorless) not leak gold (s+)
    Dominant white in single dosis I/i+ (Inhibitor) not stop red-pigment at all (= pile) it transform the black-pigment into "white" with possible little black dots (mainly in tails)
    Dominant white in double dosis I/I not stop red-pigment completely (is why it's called a leaky gene). When you want a "complete" white bird on Dominant white you need first a solid black bird with no red-pigment leakage to can let the Dominant white transform that overall black bird in an overall white bird.
    The yellow shine on a complete white bird (recessive or Dominant) can also be caused by food (carotene) and sunlight.
     

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