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New baby Silkies... please help with color! *pics*

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wjallen05, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some hatching eggs from a fellow BYCer. Her rooster is black and her hens are black, blue and splash. I had 6 of the 12 eggs hatch, and I THINK I have 4 blue, 1 black, and 1 splash. But I didn't think it was possible to get Splash? It is white with black lines on it's back. I have one that is for sure black, and the other 4 look black also but their bellies are lighter and they have light colored foot feathering. I'd appriciate the help! Thanks!

    All 6 babies

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    A Blue? and Splash?

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    Blue?

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    Splash?

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  2. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone??
     
  3. CTChickenMom

    CTChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    Awww, they really do look black! I am jealous, I am still waiting for my first black!

    Incidently on the white ones, all of mine like that are feathering out to be blue/black
    Here are your chicks siblings.....

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    It will be interesting to see what they turn out like. Still, no one can tell me or why! Just one of those freak things.
     
  5. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good, glad you saw this! My email is messing up and so I was having trouble sending pics. So you think mine are all black? And I guess we're still unsure of the white one?

    I REALLY wanted blue chicks!.... [​IMG]
     
  6. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks CT!
     
  7. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    Yep, I really do think yours are black, too bad you weren't closer, I would love to trade you blue for black!!

    Up in the air still with the white ones... I think yours might be a cockerel though, it seems to have a really wide comb area.

    I lost a blue one today, not sure why, it was just dead. kinda in the corner so might have gotten smothered. [​IMG]
     
  8. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwwwww they are so cute! Who did you buy your eggs from?
     
  9. BamaChicken

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    They all look black to me except for the one with the stripes. It may be blue partridge. Definitley not splash. vEry cute chickies
     
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  10. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who did you buy your eggs from?

    smoky73​
     

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