Different looking chicks than normal

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SonnyLTPI, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. SonnyLTPI

    SonnyLTPI Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have one Melsim Black "game hen" until yesterday no matter the roo her chicks would be completely black with a little white down on the wing tips. I hatched 2 yesterday with more yellow markings underneath and on the face and the whole wing edges are yellow? any ideas guys?
     
  2. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Sorry im not familiar with the breed. Perhaps someone else can be of more help. Best wiishes
     
  3. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Have you googled images of the chicks for that breed? Chicks often have different coloration and patterns from the parents.
     
  4. SonnyLTPI

    SonnyLTPI Out Of The Brooder

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    out of 20 chicks all with various roos they usually show the fathers traits at 6 weeks when they have their first full set black being the dominant trait the saddle feathers usually is how I know the only other possibility is Dominique blood
     

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