Crossing the Road
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I’ll go with your prediction! I have absolutely ZERO knowledge of colors, genes etc. I know the basics (black, white, buff, barred, etc) but still have A LOT to learn. Like what is splash vs paint?It looks like one of them is a splash! I could be wrong though! (probably am!)
Yes, the one with the Chipmunk pattern. I had a Serama chick with that pattern that turned out Mottled, but I know nothing about genetics and colors either hahaha!I’ll go with your prediction! I have absolutely ZERO knowledge of colors, genes etc. I know the basics (black, white, buff, barred, etc) but still have A LOT to learn. Like what is splash vs paint?
the one you’re thinking is a splash, are you talking about the one with the stripe going down the back?
Splash looks light gray, or sometimes white, with smudges of dark gray or black.Like what is splash vs paint?
I'm so sorry for your loss.Well… big momma kicked out the remaining egg she had under her this morning. When I found it while checking on everyone, I moved it to silkie momma since her egg hasn’t hatched yet. While putting everyone to bed tonight and checking on them again, she also had kicked the egg out. So I candled it…. And unfortunately there was a blood line. I apologize ahead of time if this is TMI, but after verifying it was no longer viable, I decided to open it.
The poor baby was fully developed with just a slight bit of a yolk sac left. I don’t know what happened. And I’m questioning myself… did I move it too much? Did I touch it wrong? Did I jostle it while checking on momma and the new babies?? I’m trying to tell myself that it’s a part of life and that these things happen, but I’m still bummed.
And again, thank you to everyone who has helped with my many many questions, given advice, support, etc. It has really meant the world to me. I feel like you all are my chicken friends!
Thank you. Yes, as far as I could tell baby was still viable and yes, momma is going strong on the egg!I'm so sorry for your loss.
Sometimes they just don't make it, don't blame yourself, things happen, and it was very brave of you to do an egg-topsy. Sometimes photos of the cracked eggs will make it possible for more experienced members to see what happened.
Is momma Silkies egg still viable? Is she still sitting strong?