I have a beautiful black frizzle rooster that I penned up with a nice quality(not breeder quality) white silkie hen. I have hatched 3 clutches and all of the chicks have been black. Out of 12 chicks, 4 have been smooth and the rest frizzled but ALL solid black. Just hatched 2 of these little guys about 3 weeks ago. Looks like partridge to me, what do you think? Boy was I surprised since all of the other chicks have been black!!!!! On both of them, their wings are starting to frizzle! I guess I need to start studying chicken genetics.. The nice person I got the black roo from said the strain was originally from hatchery stock and my white silkie hen is from one of my white breeders...how could partridge have happened? 3 week old sizzle chick These are from the same hatch.