When do silkies begin to look like, well, silkies???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bangor777, May 22, 2008.

  1. bangor777

    bangor777 Songster

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    I have 8 beautiful baby partridge silkies in my brooder. They are the cutest little chipmunks. I was wondering, when do they begin to look different? Right now they look like my other chicks did at a week (although soooooo small) They have some feathers on their wings. I can't wait till they get fuzzier. Anyone with pics of silkies at 3 or 4 weeks?
    Thanks!
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

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    Sorry I don't have any pics of silkies but I hope someone puts some on for you.
     
  3. morelcabin

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  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

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    mine are 4+ weeks now and look really different now. They have those cute fluffy bunny tails and starting to get their "pants"
     
  5. pattee

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    My Silkie is my most smallest big also... And sometimes I wonder if she's a Silkie... but she has black skin so I know she is.. I think and I hope not she's the low man on the pole~
     
  6. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

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    Quote:If she is with hens only she will probably do fine...but if there is a standard roo in the pen she will have to hide forever or be continually raped. I made that mistake last year...
     
  7. bangor777

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    Thanks everyone!!!
     
  8. KPort Chick

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    I have 2 white silkie chicks that are 3 weeks old. Here they are at around 2 1/2 weeks. One has black specks all over so I question whether it's going to be white or not...

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  9. pixiechic

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    Here are Mellow and Hummer (lavender silkies) at just 3 days old:
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    Mellow at 10 days:
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    ...and about 4 weeks:
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  10. KPort Chick

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    After seeing those white silkies, my 2 (above) don't look like that at all!! I wonder what they are??? I know they are silkies b/c the skin is black. Anyone have any idea? There is a Buff in that picture too, so just ignore her!
     

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