What color do you think these silkies will be?? 3.5 and 4.5 weeks old

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by liljunie, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. liljunie

    liljunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased 2 "black" silkies that are not black. I have hatched silver partridge a dark/blue or black and this light color. Do you think white or splash? They were a little bit greyish when hatched, are losing that and new feathers look to be coming in white. I was wondering if you can get whites from two black/blues? Thank you!!
     
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    liljunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    It sure looks white, but I've had splashes that didn't get their darker markings until much later on. They usually hatch out looking white with a blue cast.
    Did you see the breeding flock these chicks came from? Maybe they just had a bunch of colors running together or something. And, sometimes 2 birds that look blue can carry other things as well. Put them together and something funny will pop out.
     
  4. liljunie

    liljunie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The adults were shipped to me. The pair looks black with a green sheen. I didn't know you could get whites from 2 black parents! I have so much to learn!
     

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