White Silkies with pink feet

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by racuda, May 15, 2011.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This year I've hatched three Silkies that have pink feet. In the past there have been some with light grey feet that eventually darken, but not pink until now. They have pink skin too.

    Here is one of them. They are four days old.

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    Here she is with a normal chick:

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    I have never had a Silkie with a red comb before. Do you think these pink footed chicks will have one?
     
  2. Coopa Cabana

    Coopa Cabana My Coop Runneth Over . . .

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    Are you sure someone didn't jump the fence?
     
  3. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, they would have needed wire cutters to get in there. [​IMG]
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Since you've had birds with lighter coloured skin and feet previously, I would say that you have at least one hen and one cock who are het. for the dark skin gene. And that this chicklet inherited the non-dark skin allele (fm+) from both parents. Yes, the comb will be red.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2011
  5. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's okay, a neighbor has asked for two pet Silkies. I do need to pay attention to who's egg hatches which chicks.
     
  6. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a group of silkies and one looks exact same. All the brothers and sisters black skin and feet. This one has regular chicken skin.
     
  7. GoldBarRanch

    GoldBarRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This just happened to me because the Father was a Cuckoo and carries this gene so some of the offspring may have red combs or pink skin
     
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  8. IndiaBlue

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    I bought three silkie chicks three weeks old and one of them looks exactly like some of the pics posted in this thread. In other words does not have black feet and I don't know he's too young but I can't find its fifth toe neither. I think this one maybe be mixed.
     
  9. Lisa Dorschner

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    I also just had silkies hatch and one has pink feet and pink or white skin. I was hoping to show these silkies I haven't researched it yet but is this going to eliminate this Silkie from showing since she doesn't have the black skin and feet? She sure is cute though!!
     

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