what colors are these silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ma2babygurl13, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. ma2babygurl13

    ma2babygurl13 Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    Fairborn OH
    They were both from eggs marked Blue Silkie.
    here are a few pictures of the light colored one, it isn't white but it isn't as dark as the blues I have hatched before.


    Here is the "buff" colored one. One picture was taken w/o flash the other taken with. It is a buffish color but has a bluish tint to it. is it possible to get a buff from blue?

  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Hmmm...the first might be a super light splash? The second, I do not see blue. It definitely looks like a buff to me. I know that some people used to talk about breeding a blue roo to a buff hen that has some smut in it's feather to get clear offspring, but I do not know the in's and out's to that.
  3. verthandi

    verthandi Songster

    May 18, 2007
    Good chance the first two will turn splash. My splash chicks almost look lite yellow for the first week, but they have an odd dullness to the yellow. Once the feathers start growing through the down, they get lite blue and splotchy looking.

    It's very possible to get buff or other colors in the blue silkies for some reason. I just had a partridge hatch out of what I thought was two blue birds. When I looked very closely at the blue hen, she had a slight gold highlight on some of her neck feathers. Oddest clutch I have ever seen, 2 blues , 2 splash, one really dark blue or black and the little odd ball partridge. I have also had one hatch out of this pen that ended up being blue and partridge. (sure and heck not a recognized color..lol)

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