Blue? Black? Splash?!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by EmmaJane88, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. EmmaJane88

    EmmaJane88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys! I just hatched out my latest chicks (silkies). 3x are clearly partridge...
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    But some look like this
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    On first glance when still wet I assumed they too were partridge. However they have dark grey feet, blonde head & vent and the rest is tan coloured with the odd splatter of black. They don't have the sharp markings like the partridges do.

    Any idea?!
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2014
  2. EmmaJane88

    EmmaJane88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody? Xxx
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They look blue to me, but that could change. They're super adorable!
     
  4. EmmaJane88

    EmmaJane88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so proud of them- we thought we'd get all black so to end up with such gorgeous colours..! A couple had problems- one pipped the wrong end but I got her out eventually... Cutest batch of chicks I've ever hatched!
     
  5. EmmaJane88

    EmmaJane88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now I dunno what they are! They're sprouting white feathers and getting lighter... Any ideas?

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    Any ideas welcome!!!
     
  6. EmmaJane88

    EmmaJane88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody?
     
  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    What color pen did the eggs come from?
     
  8. EmmaJane88

    EmmaJane88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for replying :)
    Black male (not BB as he has a red tinge to his mane) and either a partridge hen or lavender.
     
  9. howfunkyisurchicken

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    Those chicks look like they'll be white to me. On the Silkie thread, another member posted up pics of a blue chick that ended up turning into a white hen. If that's the case, more than one bird in the pen those chicks came from is carrying recessive white.
     
  10. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Agree, it looks white. Silver gene whites are grey as chicks.
     

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