Interesting hatch, breed questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Alycia.0, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. Alycia.0

    Alycia.0 Chirping

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hello all!
    This topic might apply to incubating and breed/sexing questions too but I figured it might fit best here since the babies in question are currently out of the egg, lol!
    So, in my flock we have a single rooster, I believe he is a Rhode Island Red. He has the typical plumage, yellow legs, and no feathered feet. I do not know his breed for sure because we acquired him as a stray, he was wandering for weeks by himself down a dirt road when we caught him a few years ago.
    For hens, we have three white non bearded Silkies, three white leghorns, an Easter Egger, and her daughter who is a mix with Rhode Island Red as well. They both lay green eggs, or so I always thought.
    So at the beginning of the month, we incubated eggs from our flock and now they have hatched. All is as a expected minus two of our outcomes. I got a beautiful chipmunk patterned chick...out of a brown egg? And I got an adorable little chick out of a green egg that is a slight reddish yellow color with feathered legs, but yellow skin and no Silkie tuft on its head or anything else Silkie-ish.
    So, I am confused, lol. Any insight on this? Or am I completely missing something? Thank you for any help!
  2. Tiana's chickens

    Tiana's chickens Songster

    Dec 7, 2017
    Genetics are very confusing lol. I wouldn't have a clue sorry

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