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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by americana-chick, Feb 16, 2010.
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It's way early to judge a chick except for feet. I always like to see a nice wing, but wings get better or they get worse. The wing looks good from this view. Is there good feathering on the front long toe (middle toe). It's hard to tell in a photo. Toe spacing looks pretty good. Too young for me to sex.
I am so sorry about your silkies. I had no idea mites were so aggressive. Can sevin be used in a dust box so they can bathe in it as a preventative?
This advice is slightly off topic, but when one of my girls came home with head lice a fews years ago, I used a peice of tape to catch the bugs. It might help.
Barb ~ The Silkie Blue color ranges about as much as the Marans do. Look at some medium blue hens, and they have a dark feather here and there in the coloring. Some are darker in the neck area, or in the wings on the darker Blues. Splash to me is White with blue feathers intermitently scattered about. Now, if the Silkes could just get lacing....
Hmmm, I don't think that one would work on a Silkie. You may end up with a bald Silkie! Try worming them with Eprinex pour on wormer, or Adams Flea and Tick killer spray. Of course, you will have to thoroughly clean the coop, put in fresh bedding, and spray in there too! Mites and Lice love cracks in wood, so spray it all well!
Yes, although in Marans it will be crisper due to the hard feathers. In the Silkies, it will be somewhat blurred looking due to the barbless feathers. Here is a Marans Splash, and below a Silkie Splash, (albeit somewhat dirty). I would consider both to be true Splashes, now if I'm wrong, Sonoran will come in here to whip me straight!
If a Splash is technically white and blue... then I don't think anything I have at all fits into that. I think my splash are a very light blue/grey with darker spots. I missed out on the earlier conversation about this. What's the deal? Are you trying to define a blue splash and a splash (caught that term earlier)... or are they all splash? If so, then is one a DQ or of poor quality than the other? I need this broken down to understand what the line of thinking was and where it is leading.
Ok so hes worse. He looks like a silkie with crooked neck. His head is under his belly. I dusted him really well I even cut his crest off to make sure I got to the skin. I did his butt very well and hit his wings hard. I also gave him a shot of poly vi sol (spelling?) W/o iron to boost his system. Also some water (forced).
I am going to give everyone a bath on saturday and redust everyone sunday to make sure they are dry. Im also going to clean the coop for the 4th time with DE and Seven. Fingers crossed this will end it. I hate mites!