Skin color

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fishkiller, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. fishkiller

    fishkiller Out Of The Brooder

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    Could anyone tell me the skin colors of the following breeds.

    Sussex
    Delaware
    Barred Rock
    Rhode Island Red
    Red Broiler(from ideal).

    Thank you very much
     
  2. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I thought all chickens had white/pink skin. [​IMG]
     
  3. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    NY
    Nope - Silkies have Black Skin - see the feet - if ya plucked them thats what the whole body would look like.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    OHHHHH I didn't know that. Good to know. I have Barred Rocks and RIRs they have white/pink skin. I don't know about the others you have listed.
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2007
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I've butchered and eaten BR, RIR, and silkies. The BR and RIR both had a yellowy skin that just got more yellow as they got older. The silkie had a purple skin and went straight to the medicinal soup pot.

    Most of your normal birds will have the yellow or white skin on them. Just lift up the feathers on their back to get a good idea what color it will dress out to be.
     
  6. fishkiller

    fishkiller Out Of The Brooder

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    Silkie-At what age did you slaughter? What are the BRs like to eat? Have you ever kept any of the BR roos for long term?
     

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