Silkie Color? Blk+White=Spotted???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SillySilkies, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. SillySilkies

    SillySilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey Guys!

    I have a neat looking 2 month old Silkie baby that's out of my white Silkie rooster. She's also out of either the black or the blue (more greyish-blk) Silkie hen. I would have though that the chick would be either all white or all black/blue, but she's all white w/ black spots...kinda like splashes. Is this what a Splash Silkie is?? Or have a created a new breed...The Dalmation Silkie? HAHA!! It's the neatest markings!

    I don't have a name for her yet, so "Splash" might be a good one. What do you think?

    I'll get pics tomorrow and try and post them.

    ~Beth
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sounds like a splash. Can't wait to see pics.

    Jody
     
  3. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
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    She would be considered splash.
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    Here's my blue splash. When crossing a white silkie with wither a black or blue, the chicks can come out white, blue, black or splash. [​IMG]
     
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  4. SillySilkies

    SillySilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    Angie! What a BEAUTIFUL bird!!! Is she a show bird? I don't think my Silkies are show quality, but I love them just the same. I'll get pics today hopefully!

    Thanks for the info! (I'm so psyched that I have a Splash Silkie! Something new!) [​IMG]
     

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