What color is my silkie baby? I have never seen this color before.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SecretHavenFarm, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. SecretHavenFarm

    SecretHavenFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    This is a silkie that was hatched out and raised here. I have blue splash, partridge, black, white and buff runnin around, I also have an old english/silkie cross hen who I have only kept because she is such a great mom. She has regular feathering, but is all black, super tiny, and has the 5 toes. But I have never seen one of my roosters breed her in the almost year and half I have had her ( I know that dosent mean it dosent happen, but it still makes me wonder, as so far all the chicks I have raised have never looked like a cross)

    Anyway, this little guy who I have been affectionatly calling ugly (he was the ugliest chick, but still a real cutie) Has 5 toes, turqoise earlobes and mulberry comb and wattles. So he looks pure silkie to me (but im new to this and not an expert)

    So what color would you call him, and would anyone know if hes a rooster or hen? Hes lookin rooster to me, but dont know for sure,

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  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a boy. Not sure on the colour though maybe blue or lavender [​IMG]
     
  3. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's definitely not blue or lavender... looks kind of silver birchen? I'm not sure that's a silkie color, but if it were cochin or a game, that would be my guess...
     
  4. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh wait, just realized you hatched him out of pure colors... probably just a "mixed" color... but very pretty!
     
  5. axion_lotus

    axion_lotus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whatever color he is, he's a little cutie! [​IMG]

    Silkies are such cool little birds...
     
  6. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gray with red leeching on the wings. The Duckwing tips to the wing is not unusual in Grays.
     
  7. breezy

    breezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So for the longest time I didn't quite get the whole silkie fanclub stuff but ya know the funny little buggers grow on a person don't they? Am now thinking about getting one just for the grins and giggles. They're really kind of cute aren't they?
     
  8. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL They aren't so much grins and giggles when they go BROODY [​IMG]
     
  9. breezy

    breezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats actually one of the things that kind of appeals to me. I think Id like to try purchasing a couple/three eggs to set under a broody silkie. Maybe thats a bad idea? Dunno... still giving a bit of thought, but the silly little fluff balls have appeal dont they? [​IMG]
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Definitely a grey cockerel. I don't see red on the wings, but the photo quality doesn't disprove it being there, either.
     

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