Pied Silkie & Spangled Silkie?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sshrader, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. sshrader

    sshrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up some silkies from a breeder here in the Missouri area and got 3 chicks that he said will be pied and 2 that will be spangled, I cannot for the life of me find any pictures of what a Pied Silkie will look like. Does anyone have a picture of what one will look like, heck I cant even really find a good picture of a Pied chicken in general haha. Same goes for the spangled silkies. If anyone has ideas or pictures, would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    He's likely sold you 3 splash silkies. They look like this:
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  3. sshrader

    sshrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some splashes from him before and they def aren't splash. These have little dots.

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  4. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh how's cool is that?! I was speaking from experience, but if you've bought from him before that's different. Pied will still look very similar to a splash. The spangled will become blacker with age if it works like the Hamburg breed.
     
  5. sshrader

    sshrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh how cool! I'm excited to see how they look as they get older!
     
  6. lrags517

    lrags517 New Egg

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    pied=piebald (think dairy cow)
    spangled=dotted (think Dalmatian)

    Was the breeder Heartland Hatchery by chance? If so, it should come out looking somewhat like a splash, but each color will be more defined rather than blending in like a splash. The Spangled silkies are similar to The Pied silkies except the color splashes are smaller and appear more frequently.
     

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