what color?

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I just came home with some bantam Cochin chicks and a silkie, I dont know if the cochins are black or mottled, do any of you fellow chicken keepers know? Also I was wondering if my silkie chick was a boy or girl, and tips and how to tell.
 

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Cyprus

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Black Cochins, White Silkie.
Silkies are notoriously difficult to sex, especially as chicks. You will have much better luck trying to sex your Silkie when it is mature (5-6 months).
 

Lunafarmchickens

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Black Cochins, White Silkie.
Silkies are notoriously difficult to sex, especially as chicks. You will have much better luck trying to sex your Silkie when it is mature (5-6 months).
Oh, I thought that the silkie was buff. How can u tell buff and white apart?
 

ATeacherChick

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Black cochins, they just start out with some white as chicks! White sillies can be a tad "tan" as chicks, but if it's all-over Orpington-type buff in person, it probably is a buff! The feet feathers can sometimes be easier to help distinguish color, in my experience
 

Cyprus

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Oh, I thought that the silkie was buff. How can u tell buff and white apart?
I am not extremely experienced in Silkies. I likely got the color wrong, it looked more yellow to me when I replied. I think the others who say buff are correct.
 

Lunafarmchickens

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Black cochins, they just start out with some white as chicks! White sillies can be a tad "tan" as chicks, but if it's all-over Orpington-type buff in person, it probably is a buff! The feet feathers can sometimes be easier to help distinguish color, in my experience
The Cochins do have white on their feet too. Does that mean anything?
 

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