What colour are these silkie chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tricoglossus, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These 4 silkie chicks are 1 week old. Two of them are definitely white. One of the others has a faint stripe along its back, the other is pale grey with a cream/yellow head. What colour are the other two likely to be? Thanks.

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    Above: The two white chicks on the right.

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    Above: Pale grey chick on left, one of the white chicks on the right.
     
  2. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know anything about silkies but I'd like to find out also. bump
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know for sure, but I guess porcelain
     
  4. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE: Here is the chick which had the stripe on its back. It has mostly white feathers coming through, however it has just sprouted some reddish brown feathers on the underside of its neck (see pictures). Any idea what colour this one is now? Or could it simply be a poor quality white silkie? Thanks! (about 4 weeks old now)

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  5. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a better photo
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  6. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe it's buff?
     
  7. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think so because the rest of the plumage is growing through as pure white. Perhaps it's some buff leakage? I have also posted in the silkie breeding section of the forum so I am hoping to hear something there.
     
  8. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay well I hope you find out. I just got my first silkies via Murray McMurray so I'm super excited.
     
  9. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are great aren't they! What colours did you get? I had a few replies on the silkie forum, someone thought it was buff leakage, another thought that it will grow out as the bird matures and it will eventually be a white bird. Will have to wait and see.
     
  10. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Overrun With Chickens

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    I had 2 x hatch last summer that were a lovely lavender grey, but alas they feathered out to plain white. You just need to wait it out.
     

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