Silkie chick & colour question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lfili8, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. lfili8

    lfili8 Just Hatched

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    My Silkie hens have finally started hatching some of their eggs! I have 2 hens and a rooster, all are partridge coloured. Yesterday I found this little guy under the hen, and is it possible I got a white bird from 2 partridge parents? I'm new to breeding chickens and want to get a better understanding of their colour genetics. Thanks in advance!
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    To me it looks more like a buff. You might get a better answer in the breeding and genetics forum.
     

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