Hi there! I have been breeding silkies for a while now, but this is a new one on me. I have 3 silkie pens. black/paint, splash/blue, and white. About 8 weeks ago I set some eggs from the splash/blue pen. 4 chicks hatched. 2 blue and 2 "splash". One fore sure is splash, the other looks more paint..or both paint and splash together. Its odd thats for sure. Now I know what you are thinking..."well maybe you accidentally added a paint egg"...well I thought that too BUT at the time, all of my paint eggs were infertile. I ended up having to do some intense booty trimming on those. Plus I am pretty cautious about marking my eggs. So while sending pictures back and forth with a friend of mine, which I also got my blue hens from, we decided that maybe my blue hens actually came from her paint rooster over a blue hen and not her black rooster over a blue hen like she thought. If this is the case and my blue hens are split to paint would it be possibly that this chick got a dose of paint from the hens and a dose of splash from the rooster? creating a splashed paint? To me, a splash has a blueish grey over cast while a paint obviously is more clear white. This chick has places of both. and the spots are clearly black, not blue like splash markings. On the right in the group pics .