Silkie Experts help with color

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Mrsfoote, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    [​IMG] hatched this silkie chick out today its not white...color idea
     
  2. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    I can't really tell from the picture.. It looks silver to me, if it is, then it will be white when it feathers out.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Probably splash.
     
  4. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    Yea I hatched them from 3 cedars i have 3 of them and one looks blue maybe black of course just as i find someone to sell me some splash big gilrs i hatch some.
     
  5. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    What are the parents?
     
  6. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    bought them in a silkie egg auction from three cedars on here blue black splash i yhink
     
  7. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Maine
    More than likely a splash. I have three splash that hatched recently and this is pretty close to what they look like. Although, I think Three Cedars has a lot of lavender splits as well, you should ask if that's a possibility from her directly. Again, probably a splash though. Is the color as uniform as the picture appears or is the chick more splotchy in person?
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Why do you say it is not white? It looks white, or possibly splash.
     
  9. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    because if you look at it in person picture was taken on my cell phone....compared to white then its really dirty looking. Lol I'll take some pics of it with my big camera I hatched out 3 and I'll post my white chicks pictures.
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The silver tint to the down can simply indicate the silver gene. If the eggs came from a well separated blue/black/splash flock,though, chances are likely that it is splash. However, as a recessive colour, white is still possible.
     

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