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Silkie thread!

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

  1. SadieSue

    SadieSue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a sweet family portrait! I love stories how the silkies cooperatively raise the babies together.
     
  2. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    I know! They are so small outside, after you are used to looking at them in a brooder set up. The girls are looking pretty ratty right now, but they have their hands full!
     
  3. Sanna

    Sanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I went camera happy again today. lol
    As I was going through my pictures, I noticed that little Beavis has some blue by his ear. At least I think it's blue..? What is that colorful blue by their ears called?
    Now, does this mean anything color wise? I'm guessin Beavis will either be blue or splash, maybe leaning more towards splash?

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    This is also Beavis. I really have no clue what color he/she is...?
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    I love my rooster Curly! He is so photogenic. [​IMG]
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    I'm pretty sure this is one of Curly's babies.
    Those of you who are experts with the beaks?! Is there a chance of this one being a hen? I don't see too big of a curve on the beak.
    This chick is about a month and 4 days old now. Too early to tell?

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    This was the funniest picture out of all the shots I took today. Not the best one, but definitely the funniest one. [​IMG]
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  4. ThaiChick

    ThaiChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That last one is a hoot!
     
  5. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Blue earlobes. They are supposed to have blue ear lobes. [​IMG] I have a couple of very poor quality hatchery birds that have red ear lobes with a tiny bit of blue in them. They aren't supposed to be red. [​IMG] But I do believe someone on here a while back said that even very nice quality birds will get a bit red when they get older. I forget who said that, now. These are great looking birds! I love their colors! I really love your Curly rooster! His color is amazing, almost a Columbian!

    ETA: your Beavis is a Splash. At least, he looks exactly like my splash chicks. ;)



    I'm back! We went to Disney World for the week and I'm worn out. So glad to be back home with my animals. :)
     
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  6. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    That blue you see is his ear lobe, and it's supposed to be like that! He looks Splash to me. Cute last pic!!! Mamma, waaaaiiiiittt for us!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Sanna

    Sanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm amazed how many nice things people have said about Curly. [​IMG] Someone once said I should try finding him a Columbian hen and try breeding him. I just can't seem to find a Columbian hen. So if anyone has one!! I'll take her off your hands! lol


    Oh my god! I'm such a dork. [​IMG]
    That's a good thing then. lol I don't think all our birds have blue ear lobes but that's ok because they're pets anyway. There's definitely no red, I know that much. Oh, our little splash rooster might have red. I wish we could find him a home, he's hideous and a nasty patty too on top of it all! [​IMG] Oh well.. Maybe I should go check some ear lobes and see what colors I can find. lol
     
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  8. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, if I had Curly, I'd be hunting down a Columbian hen, or checking into eggs. [​IMG] I foresee myself jumping in on the Columbian project wagon in another year or so... hehe! That color is just so stunning.
     
  9. Sanna

    Sanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The funny thing is that I never knew what I had in this little rooster until I started hanging out here at BYC. I'm so excited! I know he has a little bit of red on his wattles and comb, but someone still recommended trying him out for breeding with a good hen. The random eggs that I have hatched by him, he seems to be throwing better foot feathering and more poof in general. Unles it's the hens.. I'd like to think it's him. lol

    I might get into these Columbians next year also! I've been trying to hunt down some Porcelains and Lavenders as well. I must be crazy. lol Sort of a wild choice of colors to start out with?
     
  10. yoie

    yoie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Some more pics of my Silkie group! It was so nice out today I was able to get a few nice pics of everyone.

    I am pretty sure this one is a little boy, named Capt. Kirk. Still going back and forth on blue or lavender though
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    I just love this little girl, named Guinan. She is just a ball of fluff!
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    Another shot of Guinan
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    This is Guinan's hatchmate, Worf. Keep going back and forth on boy/girl.
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    The only shot I could get of my splash, hopefully girl Janeway, next to my favorite T'pol, my mystery girl
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    A nice little group shot, Picard on the ramp, thinking this one is also a boy.
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