Chick down is black with silver tips all over body - genetics of this?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by coffeekittie, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. I've searched the forum and can't find this particular color combination. The parents are a BBRed Phoenix over a grayish (blue?) bantam EE. This particular chick has odd coloring that I've not seen before. The down all over its body, including head, wings and everywhere is black, but with the outer edges being silver. This is consistent all over. I am very curious about the genetics behind this color.

    I did take pictures, but they are terribly blurry as I don't have a good camera.
     
  2. nicalandia

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    show us the pics....
     
  3. nicalandia

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    this is how Mottled chicks look like...

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    exchequer leghorns..
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  4. nicalandia

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    Black Copper Maran chicks(ER)
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    Black Australorp chicks
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  5. nicalandia

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    Black Jersey Giant(with blue, splash for comparison) chicks
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    black Orp chicks
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    mottled Javas
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  6. nicalandia

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    black chick down with some silver tips are the norm.. the only all black chicks I have seen are the Cemani type of birds...

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  7. Ok, I'll post a bunch of photos in different light. It doesn't look like any of what you posted, so here goes:

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  8. nicalandia

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    doesnt look like the one I posted because he is NOT black as you stated.. he is just plain old blue... sorry
     
  9. Ah, ok. So when adult it will be a blue color, like blue wheaten?
     
  10. nicalandia

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    no.. more like his/her blue EE mother
     

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