Can Splash Silkies have the markings from day one?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by feather leg farms, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Songster

    Jun 25, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    We hatched out some eggs from Fowlrus. 4 showgirls and 2 silkies. The one silkie is white the
    ( other is white with black blue spots.) Can this be a splash.
     
  2. destiny_56085

    destiny_56085 Songster

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    Are the spots in a chipmunk stripe like pattern? If so you will either have a grey or partridge instead.

    All my splash are hatched out a silverish white or light blue. They first get the darker feathers at a few weeks old.
     
  3. feather leg farms

    feather leg farms Songster

    Jun 25, 2009
    Salisbury, NC
    No, they are spotted. We have hatched out many partridge and it looks nothing like it. It almost looks like a dalmation on top from head to tail. No stripes. Here is the picture. The spots don't show well. They are blue looking. There is no partridge coloring at all.

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  4. destiny_56085

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    My guess is either grey or partridge on that one. Give it a few weeks and see how it feathers out.
     
  5. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    I have got several silkie crosses that are spotted like that and they all have ended up with either a partridge or a buff color with "speckles". My kids call the dots on the head their hieroglphyics.
     
  6. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Songster

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    hey! Not to hijack your thread, but last saturday I hatched a chick out and he looks exactly the same! yellow, with blue spots/stripe. I will post a pic, of him on day one. Since then, he has gotten more defined stripes. I have no idea what color he is. Got more pics today, but for some reason, my computer is acting wonkey and I cant upload. [​IMG] I will let you know when I can, so you can see him a week later. Not a great pic from last week, but you get the idea........ [​IMG]
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    Oh, he is silkie too.....
     
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  7. I'll post pics of my week old splash babies when I get home....

    They are most definitely splash as you can see the spotting beginning to come through.
     

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