SILKIES WITH PINK SKIN !!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by coffeepheasant, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. coffeepheasant

    coffeepheasant Out Of The Brooder

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    I have hatched a batch of 15 silkie chickens from my flock and 3 have hatched with pink instead of black skin. Is this a random throw back or are the silkies not pure bred???? They still have the 5 toes, feathery legs and fluffy feathers... Any ideas would be helpful ..
    kind regards coffeepheasant
     
  2. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you may have some other blood mixed in your flock. Last year I hatched a pink skinned Silkie, but it was one out of around two-hundred chicks. So it does happen, but your odds are a bit high for this to be a simple coincidence. Do you have any photos of the parents? Stock can have five toes, feather legs, and hookless feathers and still not be pureblood.
     
  3. coffeepheasant

    coffeepheasant Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks here is a pic of a pair but i have been looking and i think one of the hens isn't as pure, because all the pink chicks came from her brood. [​IMG]
     
  4. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

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    The rooster might be whats wrong. Look how red his comb is needs to be a mulberry color
     
  5. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both Silkies look like average hatchery (pet) quality birds, and are not good representations of the breed. They don't really look mixed, but more like they came from a flock that hasn't been culled for several generations.
     
  6. coffeepheasant

    coffeepheasant Out Of The Brooder

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    The cockerls comb doesn't look that red in normal light ! I think I will continue to rear them each year and just cull out the pink ones and i will add some new blood !! Few years I should have them looking good thanks for the comments guys.
    kind regards coffeepheasant
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    can you get closer pics of them??
     
  8. suzifire

    suzifire Out Of The Brooder

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    Where are you located? I am working on a project of light skinned silkie feathered chickens......What color are their eyes? & do they have blue earlobes?
     

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