Paint Silkie blue or black?????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chicken Crazy12, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Chicken Crazy12

    Chicken Crazy12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a little paint cockerel about 2 months in the pic. I've noticed his spots are not darkening up so was wanting to know if you think he's a blue paint or a black paint. Thanks in advance.

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  2. Chicken Crazy12

    Chicken Crazy12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone [​IMG]
     
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  3. Alicia G

    Alicia G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im going with blue paint
     
  4. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Just curious; what color were the parents?
     
  5. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think blue. very pretty paint [​IMG]
     
  6. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:X2
     
  7. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    blue. look at the shaft. It is darker than the rest of the feather.
     
  8. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know much but I vote blue
     
  9. Chicken Crazy12

    Chicken Crazy12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry didn't get a chance to get back on yesterday. The stomache flue hit me and I was in no shape to sit at a computer [​IMG]

    The parents colors: Rooster was paint and the hen was black, bought this little fella through some very costly hatching eggs [​IMG] so to be honest there could have been a blue hen in the pen and I would not know. I was really thinking blue too, I hatched some solid blacks from these eggs also and they are a nice dark black not this blue gray color. The other paint I hatched only has a tiny little spot on it's tail so I can't tell much on it since it's only like one feather.
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Defin itely looks blue. One parent or the other carried blue; the paint parent might have also been splash and not as noticeable as such? Or either or both could have one copy of blue and be heavily melanized so that the blue is dark enough to be mistaken for black. Or there was a blue involved that hoped pens or was not mentioned. Pretty bird; I would not sweat it.
     

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