Silkies look different?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by thepouts, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. thepouts

    thepouts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have little silkie chicks. They all have the black skin and 5 toes. These babies are Henrietta and Lulu. I was told they are from show quality parents...[​IMG]

    These chicks are Tink, Cookie and Hattie who I bought from a breeder. I don't think they're as "pretty" as our other two. Are they definitely silkies?
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yep.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    they are all silkies, you cant judge pretty until fully grown and just because two came off of show stock does not mean that they themselves are show quality, just better chances of it. but I think you got a right cute bunch of babies there, good luck with them [​IMG]
     
  4. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    hi she is correct in above post.if your looking for a show quality silkie it's best to purchase the show quality at around 6 months of age that way you can judge the charecteristics. i raise silkies too.all mine are from show stock however i can only show one, the one i purchsed at an older age for show. the others as much as i love them , we're purchsed younger and really won't show well as they have grown. so really only way to ensure SQ birds is to buy them as SQ older and go over the standard of perfection for that color then purchase closest to the standard. hope this helps. best wishes
     
  5. thepouts

    thepouts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I'm not going to show them but I just wanted to check that it's normal for the same breed to look different from one another.
     
  6. budpayne

    budpayne Out Of The Brooder

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    i got 2 [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]silkies hen one is blue and one is blue with brown same mom and dad the dad to them was black and the mom was white [/FONT]
     

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