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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by americana-chick, Feb 16, 2010.
Beautiful babies!! Yes, spots can show up later. How fun is that!!
An absolutely adorable photo!!!
Hi everyone! Well I just got another silkie hen. She hatched out 7 chicks 2 weeks ago until the lady that owned her took them from her yesterday when I came to pick her up ( I wouldve taken the chicks too but the lady wouldnt let me. ) anyways, she has calmed down now and is only clucking for the chicks occasionally.
What Im wondering is how long do silkies normally go after they are done brooding the chicks without laying eggs.
How long until she starts laying again is what Im asking.
In my limited experience (two broodies raising babies) about six weeks after hatch. If she's taken from all the chicks, it could be sooner but I don't know.
Yes, spots CAN show up later, however they do not always. Paint does not breed true, so every paint baby will not get the spots. Here are two of my "paint" chicks. I knew when I bought them that they didn't have the spots, but I plan to incorporate them in to my paint breeding. They are 3 mo old. The white one does have an itty bitty, teeny tiny little spot on her.
Black one at the very bottom. He has white tips on his feathers. Also from paint.
Here is a fun forum if you have partridges
if it doesnt have the chipmunk pattern its not a partridge I believe but maybe one of the more exsperience folks will chime in here. .
His name is salty dog and is looking for a new home Ever since he was hatched he has been a lap baby and loves to be carried around. Hes starting to get really handsome.
So my family helps me gather eggs and this little guy should have never made it into the incubator . Its father is a polish/silkie and mother is a silkie /crossed?. Skin is pink like dad, has 5 toes. Will be interesting to watch it grow. FREE TO GOOD HOME
parents to this chick
that baby is so stinkin cute ! love this picture , thanks for sharing