Can anyone help me with this chick color question?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kees, May 7, 2008.

  1. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
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    I have Silkies. Four hens which are white, buff, splash and black. There is one black rooster. I've been getting a lot of black chicks because black is a dominant color. Will splash colored Silkies look black and then lighten in color or are all of the black ones definitely going to be black as adults?
     
  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe a splah mated with a black will give you blue, but these will look black until they grow out a bit.
     
  3. priszilla

    priszilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my baby blues looked lighter I thought-but its been a while since I've had a blue or a black-mostly getting partridge and buff now since that is what I mostly have.But I'm getting more:lol:
     

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