Chick down colour--what is this--never seen anything like it?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sonoran Silkies, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    This chick is just a few days old--sizzle breeding from a blue/black/splash pairing. I've never seen splash down that was an actual pattern of white with a pale bluish back; also notice the darker spot at the back of the neck. Photo is a bit browner than in real life--the blue on the back is almost a powder blue.
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    It's got the silkie top notch, so must be a sizzle. But it definately looks like a splash to me.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Well, is definitely came from breeding pens for sizzles (Sarah & I did some chick exchanging yesterday--this is one of her chicks) Pink skin, but oh so pretty. [​IMG]
    But I've never seen splash down with an actual pattern--usually the chicks are pretty much uniformly coloured, and usually more silvery with a hint of yellow underneath. This one is pure white except for it's back with is a powder blue.
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    I know it's not a Silkie or Sizzle but I've had a Polish chick with the same chick down pattern (chick in question is in the top left).

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    -Cindy in MA
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    What colour did it end up?
     
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    My splash Polish looked like that as a baby. Your bird will likely be white with some grey & black splotches on it.
     

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