What color silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chicksngoats, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. chicksngoats

    chicksngoats Out Of The Brooder

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    These are my fist batch of silkies, I snagged off CL about 6 weeks ago. I actually had my husband pick them up for me, so I didn't get a chance to ask the owner anything about them or to see the parents. I've always assumed they were black, but they are sort of a muddy brownish/black. Not really pretty IMO, wondering if they are supposed to be black or another color?

    I'm not really sure about the age either, I think they were about 3 weeks when I got them, so maybe 9 weeks? At least 2 of them are roos, they have started crowing. I really hoped to keep at least 1-2 hens and one roo for breeding...or are they worth breeding? The have the walnut combs, the 5 toes...not sure what else they should have, but the color just looks off to me. I obviously don't know very much about them...if I'm breeding them, it is really going to be more of a hobby and not a huge production, but I would like to start with a couple of decent birds.

    I appreciate any imput. Thanks!
    Christina

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  2. CHIC

    CHIC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look black to me although they may be two colors mixed. I think they are cute.
     
  3. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
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    They look really rooster-ish. [​IMG]

    They do look black in the photos.
     
  4. chicksngoats

    chicksngoats Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:LOL...I know. I think out of 6 I only ended up with two hens [​IMG] I was hoping for at least 50/50...oh well...guess we'll CL the other 3. Or have some for dinner [​IMG]
     
  5. chicksngoats

    chicksngoats Out Of The Brooder

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    Wish I could have gotten a better picture, but one of them has some brownish feathers around the neck. Just a couple....you really have to look closely.
     
  6. silkielovr

    silkielovr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bad news! They all appear to be roosters.
    They don't have much in the way of leg or foot feathers......
    Sorry but I think they are all PQ roosters
     
  7. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
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    i think the 3rd one looks hen-ish but idk very pretty and black only have 2 pq pets!! lol
     
  8. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cute
     
  9. BattleChickens

    BattleChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could they be Blues? I have one blue and about half of those pics look like her coloring . . . I'd love one of those roos!
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The 2nd one may be a girl. They may be very dark blues.
     

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