Silkie with a big blotch. Is this normal?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Darkfeather, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. Darkfeather

    Darkfeather Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a blue/black/splash pen of silkies and have been breeding for a few years. Then I recently got a new blue rooster and the first chick I hatched from h was odd.

    It was a yellowish white chick with a big bluish spot on it.

    And this is how he looks now:
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    I figured he would be a splash but this is the oddest looking splash I've ever hatched. If that's even what it is.

    Anyone have any thoughts on this?
     
  2. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    I believe you have a mutation in the flock! If I remember correctly paint silkies came from a mutation in a blue flock and this little darling sounds like a paint.

    You just had a bird people pay to import hatch in your own flock, congrats! If the wire throws more silkies like that I recommend personally putting them in their own breeding pen together ;)
     
  3. Darkfeather

    Darkfeather Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow you really think so? That's pretty lucky!

    And yes I intend to breed him/her! Thanks for the info!
     
  4. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree, it's a paint!
    If you have facebook, look up Judy Lee. She created paints here in the US and is always happy to talk about them and their genetics!
     

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