Silkie thread!

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

  1. chicknfun

    chicknfun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your Puffle is too cute! I have a white silkie that looks nearly exactly like this, and very small. At around 4 months, he is no bigger than my golden sebright of the same age. Mine is a feed store find. My autistic daughter named him Winter when we got him. We live in Florida and she has never seen snow, but she said he looks like snow in winter.... lol.
    ETA: I would say male
     
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  2. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New baby silkies with daddy and auntie looking on[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sweet photo!! Proud looking dad!
     
  4. TheChicknGarden

    TheChicknGarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of course, i'll try to post later today.... Theybare just sooooo cute!!
     
  5. TheChicknGarden

    TheChicknGarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *are :D
     
  6. 3ChickensinNC

    3ChickensinNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like my DH when he was in his 20's. He said he was scared of the girls....lol.
     
  7. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me. Silkies don't get very big, a roo weighs, what 34 or 32 oz.?? As for the red comb, they are NOT supposed to have red combs! Black or dark mulberry.
     
  8. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Nope, haven't had that pleasure yet! [​IMG] It is most likely the corn is still in the feathers. The thing that gets me is why it is only in the hackles? Are the hackle feathers that much lighter that they would pick up the color easier? It is not a dull yellow like I would expect from sun either, it is very shiney. They aren't going to any shows in my near future, so I'll just watch it and see where it goes, especially after the adult molt.
     
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  10. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    I tried to get another picture of it, but it doesn't seem to come through. Either the light is too bright, or if they are in the shade it is not bright enough. I feel you are probably correct it is the feeding of the scratch. It really looks quite pretty in contrast with the white though, wish there was a way for me to breed it into the hackles, wings, and saddle feathers, and maybe add a tad more depth of color. Several of the new chicks in this pen are white, so we'll see if it shows up on any of them. [​IMG]
     
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