What color silkie chick is this?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by adorable, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope you can see it ok. It is only 4 days old. The yellowish color is going to be white but there is a light color on top of it. Almost like a grey color in spots. It is really hard to explain i hope the picture will tell what i am try to say
     
  2. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    Texas
    Maybe a splash?
     
  3. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    splash
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Splash or a silver gene white.
     
  5. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Never of heard of a silver gene white before.,,,,I guess i will know more as it feathers come in,
     
  6. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    If your peep looks like this then it is a silver gene white. I have a bunch of these hatch out each year.

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    Chances are it will grow up to look like this. The bird on the right is a double silver gene white.

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  7. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Mine is more of a grey color. But i do have another one looks like that one...Thanks for showing me. The one that has the silver gene on the right. Does it look more of a off white in the sun. Cause in the pic. I just looks white. What color would you breed that color to?
     
  8. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    A silver gene white is more gray then pure yellow or white! What color breeding stock do you have and whats the possible breedings?
     
  9. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    SE Washington
    For those who breed silkies, is it true that whites with the silver gene are not as prone to yellowing?
     
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  10. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Briarpatch, that older boy is an F1 breeding, the little one is F4. It started with birds from Joe Hadden, Melanie Smith and Kate Morreale several years ago.

    adorable, its difficult to catch that gray color in a photo. The shading you see on the boy on the right is actually a gray color. He hatched looking like that chick, as they mature the color becomes a more uniform dove gray color. He is white and would be bred to a white. The boy standing tail to tail with him is a full brother who is not showing that gray color but the more intense white of a double silver gene.

    ultasol, I do not find that to be true. My silver gene white birds sun burn just like my other whites. Although at this point I might have only one bird in the coop that is not a double silver gene bird. There is a difference in the white from one to the other.
     

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