Just hatched Silkies - buff/black mottled and black with white tips!

wilsonloria

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These Silkie babies just hatched today. I have one buff hen, one black rooster, one white rooster, one white adolescent rooster, 3 babies and 7 adult white hens. I'm guessing the mottled is a combination buff hen and black rooster and the black with white tips is the black rooster and a white hen? I never knew the colors could come out this way. Adorable!!!!
 

keesmom

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Breeding to white can result in just about anything. White is an off switch, preventing colors and patterns from showing up in a bird. Your whites could carry all sorts of hidden genes. The brown one in the back looks similar to a partridge, and probably is if it has stripes on the back.
 

Bryam

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Can you post more pictures of the black and buff chick?

I have a black hen that breed with a buff cock and I am debating on incubating their eggs. Are they a nice color?

Thanks!
 
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Bryam

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Oh, I was talking about the chick that's parents are a buff and a solid black. What colour is it?
 

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