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Post by andoy on Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:21 pm

These are suppose to be gold Silkies, but the colours look a bit funny. I don't know if they are suppose to look like these?

They hatched last night. 2 hatched out of 3 fertile, unfortunately the 3rd was dead in shell (breach/upside down).



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Post by internet_nobody on Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:33 pm

Looks a bit like a partridge chick to me with the "stripes". Cute though.
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Post by andoy on Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:48 pm

yes, Emma that's what I was thinking. The smaller chick (middle pic) looks a bit cream and grey splashes, with dark brown stripes down the back (also the feet aren't as black/blue). The larger chick looks a bit more gold and true to type.

I put no water in the incubator, so I'm surprised how big the larger chick turned out. Also it's toes are a bit curled, hopefully it will straighten naturally (otherwise I'll tape it down).
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Post by Harrie on Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:35 pm

Be interesting to see how the colours develop. They are gorgeous - I really love chook chicks! Very Happy
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Post by Klaire on Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:48 pm

Looks like a big difference in size there!
They're absolutely gorgeous Very Happy I love you
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Post by Ironsun on Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:21 pm

Hi Andy,

Looks like you bought cross bred silkie eggs, they are no way either pure bred or gold.

If you bought them from ebay, send them the photo's and ask how this happened.

Derek.
PS.......Rid ebay of scammers.
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Post by andoy on Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:49 pm

Cheers Derek. Just checking the original eBay listing which said "6 Pure Gold Silkie Bantams"

I've promised these chicks to someone, but I might keep them if she changes her mind when she sees the pics. I'm not to bothered about them being pure colour though. I quite like mongrels (I have to... I am one Razz), but I am worried that they aren't going to be bantams. Neutral
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Post by andoy on Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:48 pm

more pics of the chickies...

Chick number 1 had curled in toes, so I made it some duck boots



Chick number 2 looks a lot more like patch work
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Post by bex46 on Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:52 pm

cool duck boots!!! Love it!!!!
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Post by Ronnie's Quails on Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:01 pm

lovely little babies mine are growing there feathers lol.
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Post by sammyboy on Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:04 pm

V.cute little chicks Very Happy

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Post by Klaire on Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:52 pm

Awww, they look better fluffed up. Do they all have the 5 silkie toes?
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Re: gold Silkies

Post by andoy on Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:34 pm

yup, they both have five toes, blue/black skin, booted (feathers on feet). They weren't advertised as bearded.

I'm not sure about the rest (i.e. rosecomb, crest, short flight and tail feathers).

So I think they are bred from Silkies, but probably of mixed colour parents.
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