White vs. Black Silkie skin coloring

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AnastasiaY, May 11, 2010.

  1. AnastasiaY

    AnastasiaY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have both a white and a black silkie and I have noticed that the black silkies skin is just black, while the white ones' skin is blue. The white ones beak is also a blueish color with a green band. Any thoughts on this?
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I do not know - but wonder if the skin looks lighter because of the feather color? [​IMG] I am sure I am wrong, but here is a bump. I am sure someone knows - these threads just move along so quickly and get buried fast. [​IMG]
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Pretty typical. The black birds tend to have darker skin and comb than those with ohter plumage colours.
     
  4. AnastasiaY

    AnastasiaY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see, thanks! It's such a drastic difference that i was a little worried.
     

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