What color will this silkie be???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jamesnoldsr, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. jamesnoldsr

    jamesnoldsr Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the first time I've added a picture to a post so I hope it works!!

    Anyway, I just hatched a bunch of chicks from Catdance Silkies- I've gotten three batches of eggs from her so far and they are always fresh and extremely well packaged- which helps hatch rates, I'm sure. I am familiar with the coloring of all of the other babies (partridge, Porcelain, paint, black, BBS, etc) but this little one hatched and I don't know what color it will grow up to be. Any ideas??? Thanks!


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  2. Desta

    Desta Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:That actually looks like a Partridge Silkie to me. Some of them are born very light with very sparse patches of color.

    http://www.hattricksilkies.net/partridge.html

    If you scroll down to the chicks, you'll see the similarities.
     
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    I agree it looks partridge- but the other partridge chicks that hatched were in shades of brown, bluish and dark slate grey. This one has partridge markings but on a light yellow base. The porcelain also have partridge markings in a tannish color on a lavenderish base. So that stripey pattern is prevalent, but the base colors are different depending.
     

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