Genetic Question about Splash Silkie's

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Teresaann24, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I have been getting splash chicks from my blue & blacks but they are different from what I have seen. They feather in almost a self-blue coloring and stay that way till they are about 5 months old about 5 months old they start getting their spots but they are small like dot sizes all over the body and they are white almost snow white instead of a blueish coloring. Is this normal for splash because I have only had and saw the blueish coloring splash and dark splash. Any help on this?
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Not possible to obtain Splash from Blue x Black, I believe what they have is recessive motling..
     
  3. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    X2. Are you sure your "Black" isn't a dark blue??
     
  4. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    or her blue could be a splash. but we'd all like to see pictures [​IMG]
     
  5. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:no possible to obtain Splash from Splash x Black
     
  6. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
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    Ok here is the thing...Parents are black and blue ...Offspring look blue I kept those offspring they look to be a dark blue I added them with some of my blacks...I have hatched out only a few of their chicks out of the few I hatched were a lavender color.

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    These guys look like this the oldest being about 4-5 months old now. Just now getting its spots.

    Here is mom
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    Here is dad. Not sure on his color just always said he is blk with alot of gold lacing I have been told he is many different colors but I am unsure
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  7. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, mom is blue, but not sure what color dad is?? He ain't black! [​IMG] Cute chicks!
     
  8. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

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    He looks more partridge to me. [​IMG]
     
  9. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    If I had to call him anything, I would say "Birchen".
     
  10. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I will have to get new pics of the babies now so you can see they are splash.
     

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