Black Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FuzzyButtz, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. FuzzyButtz

    FuzzyButtz Chillin' With My Peeps

    I finally gave in and let my broody hen hatch some chicks. Out of 6 eggs, we got 4 chicks.. 2 weren't fertilized. Anyway, they're all black but I'm curious if there's a reason why I'm seeing such variation in their color? 2 are all black, one has a tiny amount of cream and one has lots of cream. They're 2 day old Jersey Giants.

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  2. Aronia

    Aronia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute!
     
  3. Americano Blue

    Americano Blue Mush on!

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    AWW I want to hug them!
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    All of my black chicks (Silkies) look different from one another. Some will be jet black all over, I get some that look like little penguins with white bellies and I get others that have smudges of white or cream wherever (on their heads, feet, wings, ect). They always end up all black. Some might get a white feather in their wings, but it drops out with their juvenile molts and goes away.
    They're adorable :love
     

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