Blue Chick from Splash Parents

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jubaby, May 30, 2010.

  1. Jubaby

    Jubaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday I hatched 4 chicks from my Splash Ameraucanas. In the past all the chicks have, of course, been 100% splash. But one of these chicks actually looks blue to me. I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of hatching a blue from two splashes. I'll be interested to see how it eventually feathers out.

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  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    wow, there is NO chance another bird could have been in the mix?
    splash x splash is supposed to equal 100% splash [​IMG] odd...
     
  3. Jubaby

    Jubaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, the only ameraucanas I have laying are the Splash on Splash pen. I have some younger Blue/Black Ameraucanas, but they are not laying yet, and in a totally separate pen. Also this is one of the silkied ameraucanas, and if it really turns out blue - I would be estatic!
     
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  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    wow, you just get all the anomolies don't ya [​IMG]
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I think it will be splash, but have a darker body.
     
  6. Jubaby

    Jubaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I attract all the freaks! LOL
     
  7. Hi! It's genetics and for every *rule* there has to be an exception! For whatever reason, the chick didn't inherit the blue gene from each parent like it *should have* and it sure looks blue --- just a fluke, maybe?
    The chicks are looking fabulous!
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    edited because that didn't make sense
     
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  8. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I sometimes get "dark splash" silkies. They look blue, but when they feather out, there will be dark splotches here and there, sometiems only a feather or two. But they produce like splash. Cross to black, everything comes out blue.
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It looks splash to me, all the splashes I've hatched have been more of a dark grey than yellowy-silver colored. [​IMG]

    ETA: If it were a blue chick, it would look like a black, with white on its belly and wings. The part that would be black on a black chick would have a 'dusty' shading to it.
     
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  10. Sunny the Hippie Chick

    Sunny the Hippie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was also thinking it just may be a dark colored splash. I bet when its older it will have lighter patches in it. Maybe a reverse colored splash.. Instead of mostly white with dark spots.

    Are all those chicks from your silkie Ameraucanas
     
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