Silkies -- gender and color help please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by daproper, May 15, 2010.

  1. daproper

    daproper Out Of The Brooder

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    My silkie chicks are now 7 weeks old. I think the first buff is a roo ????? This is Moose, silkie #1

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    I am hoping this is a hen so we end up with a breeding pair. Any ideas?? This one is called Spot because it had a spot on it's head as a chick, silkie #2

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    This is silkie #3. It's name is Puff because of the large puff it used to have on it's head. We were thinking this was also a roo and that it's a blue.

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    This is silkie #4. Her (hopefully) name is Veronica. Some have said she's a Self blue, others a lavender. Any opinions on gender and color??

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    This is a new silkie, #5. It's only about 4 weeks old. Do you think it's a blue or black?

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    Thanks for you help.
    Denise
     
  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    I know nothing about Silkie colors but had to jump in and say....



    Awwwwwww!!!!
     
  3. Suburban Sprouts

    Suburban Sprouts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely just guessing as Silkies are very tough BUT...

    Buff Roo
    Buff Hen
    Blue Hen
    Lavender Hen
    Blue Roo

    Total guesses... maybe one of the Silkie experts on here would have some better ideas.
     
  4. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    Colors are:

    Buff
    Blue
    Splash

    As far as sex, the first one looks like a roo, but I can't tell on the others yet.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Agreed. #5 looks blue, at least on my computer.
     
  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Agreed. #5 looks blue, at least on my computer.

    Looks more black on mine.
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Yes, with a darker bird, the nuances of colour can appear different, and are really difficult to photograph accurately.
     

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