Half Black and Half White Silkie - Please explain?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by peepswiththepoof, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this little guy/gal hatched out looking like this:

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    And is now feathering out like this:

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    Has anyone seen this before or have any chicks like this?
     
  2. sdm1277

    sdm1277 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, Its A Splash Silkie. Google Image It [​IMG] :d
     
  3. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have splash Silkies, and they don't look like that...they are much lighter in color. Is this a different kind of splash?
     
  4. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Cute little feller! I'll be curious about this chick. My opinion it will be mostly black when mature, or maybe a dark splash.
    Please take pics at least monthly so I can see what happens!
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    The color of the chick looks blue, but thats weird how its feathering in. Just getting into the b/b/s silkies myself.
     
  6. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So maybe blue and white? It's foot feathering is coming in white as well...
     
  7. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    I notice its toes are pinkish, not black. [​IMG]
     
  8. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

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    is it a full blooded silkie? what color are the parents?
     
  9. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like my blue cochins when they were chicks.
     
  10. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just noticed the pink toes, too! I went and reexamined them, and it looks like black skin but splotchy black and mostly pink toes. Maybe they will turn in time?
     

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