How do I know if these chicks are splash or blue silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by vpeterson, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. vpeterson

    vpeterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    The mother was blue and the father was black. Are these chicks blue or splash ? What do splash chicks look like? Could someone post a picture of the difference between blue chicks and splash chicks when they are first born?

    [​IMG]

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2010
  2. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks blue to me [​IMG]
     
  3. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    If the parent birds are blue and black - genetically speaking you should only be getting blues and blacks. Splash is only created by crossing two splash or a splash and a blue.

    Splash = BL,BL
    Blue = BL,bl
    Black = bl,bl
     
  4. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    5,410
    19
    251
    Jun 17, 2009
    Oklahoma
    My Coop
    They are blue.
     
  5. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Something's amiss here; there's no way that you could get all those colors if you had actual bbs silkies.
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2010
  6. suburbanminifarm

    suburbanminifarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    537
    7
    131
    Jul 29, 2009
    N.San Diego County
    Splash chicks look white, then you start to see spots of blue on the wings as the first wing feathers come in.
     
  7. iluvmychicks

    iluvmychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    300
    2
    141
    Mar 5, 2007
    Indiana
    Hi,

    A blue to black breeding would yield 50% blue and 50% black. Splash chicks have a grey silvery down when chicks.

    The chicks posed in the front appears blue:)


    Shari
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    20,149
    291
    401
    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    I assume that the whitish/buff chicks came from different parents. Or that both the blue & black parent carry recessive white, and those particular birds inherited it from both parents. Although at least one looks too buff to be a white chick.
     
  9. vpeterson

    vpeterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The whites are from a different set of parents. Both of those parents were whites.
     
  10. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:The whites are from a different set of parents. Both of those parents were whites.

    NOW you tell us? Okay, from what I can tell, I'd guess that all three of the dark ones are blue. I don't see one that I think is black.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by