Silkies Age, and Color?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lswatson111304, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2009
    Milano, TX
    Just wondering if there is any way to tell yet. I realize that they are very hard to sex, so I understand if not. I am also new to this and unsure as to what color they are considered.

    Darker one on Left, lighter one on Right.
    Dark on Left, Lighter on Right, Front view of their "gangster" pose
    Darker side view
    Lighter Side view

    Still no names! [​IMG]
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Very young!


    My silkie hen, Lorraine @ 8 weeks old. Your's is probably around 4 or 5 weeks old. My guess only.

    The colouring is called blue. [​IMG]

    ETA: My silkie doesn't have the blue skin. Not sure how this happens. Both parents are pure silky, and have blue skin [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2011
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I found this, being 5 week old silkies for comparison.
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2011
  4. kcaywood

    kcaywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 3, 2010
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    The lighter one's crest looks more spiky and rooish ... the darker one's crest seems to be developing towards a poof ... thus more hennish. [​IMG]
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I would have guessed that as well, but at this age, who knows for sure!

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