Chick colorings

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cjnason74, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. cjnason74

    cjnason74 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a hen go broody and let her hatch an egg from my buff orpington hen and black splash (I think) bantam cochin. The chick came out perfectly yellow except for four spots of black on the top of its head the size of specks of pepper. Do yellow chicks tend to stay light colored, or am I in for a surprise as it grows?
     
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    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Nothing such as a black splash. Do you have a photo of the bird? Maybe can help ID the correct variety...
     
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    cjnason74 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is him.[​IMG]

    I have two roosters, but it's less likely that my other one is the daddy. Here he is, just in case.[​IMG]
     
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    The little yellow head poking out is the chick in question.
     

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