What color are these silkie chicks???????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SundownWaterfowl, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    They hatched out yesterday night.

    From a b/b/s pen.

    [​IMG][​IMG] There are 5 all together. Im thinking 2 blacks, 2 blues, and 1 splash.
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Look like blue and splash to me. I have hatched blue and splash but not black and I would think they would be darker if they were black.
     
  3. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Quote:[​IMG] Cuties at that!
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Anybody have a picture of a black silkie chick to compare?
     
  5. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    Florida
    Here's some I just got in the mail 3 day olds
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    Here they are the next day
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    They are real dark but have been black on black no BBS..I think when you have blacks from BBS the chicks are a little lighter then many gens of black/black
    But this is just my opinion.... Hope the pics help... [​IMG]
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Here are 2 new pictures. The two on the left look blue to me because their lighter in color and the two on the right black. Yes or No?

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    Last edited: Jul 9, 2010
  7. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Blue and splash...blacks, even coming from BBS, would be darker.

    Congrats on the cuties. [​IMG]
     
  8. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Yep I still say blue and splash! [​IMG]
     
  9. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Still blue and splash. The true black chicks won't have that lighter bluish-grey color on their underside. And blues come in both light and dark shades...even two-toned. [​IMG]
     
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Great thanks! Even better that I have 4 blues. [​IMG]
     

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