I will try to get a pic tomorrow as it is dark already here but my question: I bred a white silkie male to a black female and got a chick with a small white dot on one side of it's head, a white crop and bottom (bit like an australorp ), a completely black head and what looked like a bluish colored body. It has now got some wings and there is red leakage on that/ What are the genetics behind this? Does it mean I've got recessive white and dominant.... something else? The white silkies have definetely NOT got red genes and I was sure the black didn't either so I don't know how they got in. I will post pics of the parents: The mother is the black bird. There is a small chance it could have been the partridge, but we got some definite partridge x white chicks which look nothing like this black one so I'm not sure. The father could have been either of these two roos. Here is an old photo of the chick I've just found. You cannot see the red yet and the white spot is not visible but here it is anyway: Thanks Also, any ideas on what it will look like when completely feathered out?