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White Silkie with pink skin

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LuvnChickens, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. LuvnChickens

    LuvnChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have about 50 white silkies and they all look about the same, black skin. Except one has pink skin, any ideas why? She has the five toes and the blue on her face.
     
  2. Persa

    Persa Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    Could this one be albino?
    Cheers and good luck.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Albino chickens are pretty rare. Is it from your flock with two dark skinned parents? Is all the skin light, or just some? Photos?
     
  4. LuvnChickens

    LuvnChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    All the skin is pink, and he also has white legs & feet. He does have the 5 toes. As far as the parents, I bought the eggs on Ebay and hatched them in my incubator. All the rest of the eggs I hatched from the same seller were normal. Here are some pics of him.
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  5. LuvnChickens

    LuvnChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesteray I really checked out my flock and found I have a hen that also has the pink skin, but has black feet????? Hmmmm
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Hatchery quality...they often have missing breed traits
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Skin colour is regulated by W and Fm genes. Silkies should be W+/W+ Fm/Fm

    Leg and feet colour is also regulated by the Id gene; silkies should be id+/id+. Many breeds have white or yellow skin and dark legs/feet.
     
  8. heidiammar

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    I dont no if you are still on here. But i have exactly same silkie. and bought eggs from ebay. the other one that hatched was a sandy colour and normal coloured skin. but the white one is similar to yours
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