What color will these Silkie Chicks be...?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mustang56, May 20, 2012.

  1. mustang56

    mustang56 Songster

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    Can anyone tell me what color these silkie chicks will be...?
    Mom and dad are both black silkie chickens....
    I thought black + black = black
    but the chicks are kinda two tones....or is that how they are born...?
    Any help would be appreciated..... =)[​IMG]
     
  2. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    the closes one looks like a partridge, the one on the left possible black, the one way in the back possibly partridge, can't really see the other three in the middle towards the right.. try singling them out and get a picture of each one of them, or get them in the grass with sun light...
     
  3. mustang56

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    Okay thankyou.... let me see what I can come up with.... thankyou for your help =)[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. SilkieCrazy123

    SilkieCrazy123 In the Brooder

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    the two in the front look like they could be black or blue, but the others are probably partridge.[​IMG]
     
  5. mustang56

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    thankyou silkiecrazy.... =)
     
  6. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Yep I agree, not sure about the very last one, he's kind of hidden.. And you said the parents are black? That's cool to get a partridge then...
     
  7. mustang56

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    Thankyou for your help Lacrystol .... Yes both mom and dad are black as can be....so I'm surprised at the coloring of the chicks...but they are still cute..
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    apparently they have some hidden genes
     

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