What color silkies are these?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mygirlScout, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. mygirlScout

    mygirlScout Out Of The Brooder

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    New here! I bought these silkie babies from a breeder over the weekend. I'm pretty sure the bigger one will be white, however I'm unsure of the smaller one. She said she was guessing buff, but her husband said splash. All of her silkies that I saw were either black or white.
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  2. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    It is hard to tell from the picture. But the bigger one is either white or splash and the smaller one looks to be blue but it may darken up and be black? You will have to wait a bit probably. If the white one is more of a silverish white then probably splash, if more yellowish white then probably white. Hope that makes sense.

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  3. mygirlScout

    mygirlScout Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!! [​IMG]
     
  4. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    I would say both white. If the white carries the silver gene they look sort of grey blue till they feather in. The wings look like it is feathering in white on the tips.
     
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    I agree, they both look white to me.
     

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