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silkie blue/black /splash question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hoppy, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    what color are the splash silkies when they hatch?
    do they look like the blues but with dark spots or do they start white with black spots and then change?
     
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    mine hatch out light kind of yellowish tinged I don't have any pics
     
  3. tgrlily

    tgrlily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2009
    East Syracuse
    My splash almost look like lavenders when they hatch. Pale, smokey grey.
     
  4. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Here is one of my splash. They almost look gray with a yellow-ish tinge.

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  5. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    I'm scratching my head now.
    I have this yellowish chick with black "s" on the back of the head and grayish fuzz on the mid back, mild striping.

    probably a splash? or do you think some other color.
    boys are black, red, white x 2
    girls are blue, white, buff

    and one mystery girl who starting to look like a boy splash.
    I don't think the white is laying yet and black roo pretty well covers all the girls.
    chicks that have hatched are 6 black, 5 blue (some with bits of black spots), 1 buff and this one.
     
  6. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Sounds like it might be sort of partridge colored.
     
  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Quote:Partridge and gray have chipmunk like markings.
     
  8. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like a silver partridge...also known as gray.
     
  9. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    sorry went back to look, soft gray in the middle of the back but not striped after all. i did take a picture if my computer will cooperate, i'll upload it.
     
  10. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    I finally got my camera to upload this picture.
    on day 3 still the same coloring and still appears white on the wing tips.
    hopefully now we can find out what color "super chicken" is- named for the "s" on the back of the head.
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