White Silkie Question!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SundownWaterfowl, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I hatched out some silkies back in July (I think). They were supposed to be splash, so either the eggs got mixed up or the whites came out of the splash pen. 2 pullets 1 cockerel. 1 of the pullets has a couple yellow feathers on her chest. There was more, but it looks like the color is maybe molting out. What could this be from? And if the yellow doesn't dissappear is it okay to still breed her? Thanks.

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  2. Brody's Broodello

    Brody's Broodello Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where they from bought eggs or your own stock?
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Brody's Broodello :

    Where they from bought eggs or your own stock?

    Eggs I bought.​
     
  4. Brody's Broodello

    Brody's Broodello Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the birds were related , and or had white in their background, then you could get white from them. ie I had a pair of splash that were related, when they bred together I go 50% white, 50% splash from them.
     
  5. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are you sure the feathers aren't just stained ? too much corn,marigold, and sun can all stain their feathers.
     
  6. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine look just like that from our dirt, but I'm sure you know what a dirty Silkie looks like. [​IMG]
     
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  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Pretty sure they aren't stained.

    This is here when she was a little bit younger.

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    Could it be possible that they are splash, and their colors will come in later? [​IMG] Never had splash/white before.
     

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