What Color Are These Silkies??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by HendricksonHomestead, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. HendricksonHomestead

    HendricksonHomestead In the Brooder

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    I was told by the breeder that I got these two silkies from that they were both blue silkies. One is 5 months old (first three photos) & one is 6 weeks old (last two photos).
    I am very new to owning chickens and really don't know much about silkie coloring. But...aren't these white and not blue? When I google blue silkies I see the gray-ish color, not white like these two are.
    Just wondering if I was told false info on these guys or if there are "blue" silkies that look white like this? May seem like a dumb question, but I don't know! lol
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  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Hi there, hope you are enjoying BYC! :frow

    How can a "breeder" mistake white for blue?! :smack

    You are correct. Blue in chickens is typically a darker grey color. The first one looks non bearded. The second one looks bearded. I prefer bearded, but both are accepted by the standard.
     
  3. HendricksonHomestead

    HendricksonHomestead In the Brooder

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    Darn it! Lol that’s what I thought! I was super confused when we first picked the big one up in April. The little one was to replace a silkie chick that we had that died, and the breeder set aside this little white one and I tried to pick up the gray looking one but she told me that wasn’t the blue one. ‍♀️ very strange!
     
  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    I bred Silkies for a few years... sounds like a seller who is trying, if they replaced one of your losses... but also either shady or dense. Maybe just color blind?! :confused:

    Still cute birds. :love Just not blue.
     
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  5. HendricksonHomestead

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    Lol maybe! That’s super weird. I’m glad I’m not wrong. The bearded one is my favorite so cute.
     
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