Silkies - anyone know what colour these 5 week olds will be?

Discussion in 'General Chicken Discussion' started by Bobochick, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. Bobochick

    Bobochick New Member

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    Hi folks,

    Does anyone more familiar with silkies and their colour varieties know which colour these 5 week old chicks are likely to be as adults?

    Thanks in advance! 7CF5AF91-8EAA-4A0F-9553-F70EE01AC277.jpeg 2EA87A9B-FC32-47DF-8B38-882BB4F23E49.jpeg
     
  2. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    Makes me think partridge. If they had chipmunk stripes as newly hatched peeps but if they didn't then I'm not sure what color they're going to be.

    If their parents were different colors it can be a guessing game what color they'll be until they get their full adult plumage.
     

  3. Bobochick

    Bobochick New Member

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    Thanks robin416! Will wait and see...
     
  4. Sylie

    Sylie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Robin is our resident silkie expert, I do have to agree with her (not just because she's my boss! lol) I think they look like they'll end up partridge. (NOTICE: I reserve the right to be wrong. hehehe)
     
  5. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm not your boss, silly. I'm a forum member just like you.

    Silkies are one of those breeds that can keep you guessing until they're full grown.
     
  6. Sylie

    Sylie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I know Robin :) I was just being silly
     
  7. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    Silly is good. We need silly every once in a while. Or all of the time, whichever happens first.
     
  8. Sylie

    Sylie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    hahaha! Silly takes the pressure off
     
  9. KatieW1996

    KatieW1996 New Member

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    It looks like you got a hen and roo there. But I’d have to agree with the rest it looks like they might be partridge.
     
  10. Bobochick

    Bobochick New Member

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    Thanks!
    Just wondering, what makes you say one is a roo?
     
  11. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    The stance of the one in the last pic. Look for a bird with more legs than bird, those are boys.