Chick Colors Help needed!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nutterly_uts, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Nutterly_uts

    Nutterly_uts Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are my chicks (at the mo.. today is day 21 and theres another 11 eggs in the incubator) and I'm having a bit of confusion over what color I've hatched!

    These came out of eggs sold as Silkies (Bantams) and I have no reason to suspect they aren't. They have black skin and 5 toes and look like all the other silkie chicks on google, but their colors aren't what I expected? I expected to have white, black and partridge silkie chicks.

    Black silkie chick

    [​IMG] back
    [​IMG] top


    ?White silkie chick #1
    [​IMG] top
    [​IMG] back


    ?White silkie chick #2 ( I am almost tempted to call this splash but I don't think it is?)
    [​IMG] side
    [​IMG] back

    ? Partridge silkie chick
    [​IMG] back
    [​IMG] side


    3 non black ones for comparason
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    And their yellow friend, who I *think* is light sussex?
    [​IMG] black wing dot above the little pin feathers
    [​IMG] back
    [​IMG] seems to have a black dot on the head

    All together
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  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Maybe the first one is blue. The 3 non black ones look to be all partridge.
     
  3. mazinmary

    mazinmary Out Of The Brooder

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    the yellow one is definatly a light sussex and the black dot on the head is verry vommon and almost all of my light sussex chicks have had the black line on the head
    good luck with ur chicks x
     

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