silkies from shipped eggs have pink toes - DQ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by The Lisser, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm in the midst of a hatch of 10 BBS silkie eggs. Two of the babies who just hatched have several partial pink toes - is this a disqualification or defect? I can tell already that they have awesome foot feathering. Should I not use them for breeding or would this breed out if crossed with other birds?

    Thanks for any input!!!
     
  2. Brody's Broodello

    Brody's Broodello Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is common for splash to have pigment loss at hatching. The color comes in after a few weeks. It is ok, don't worry.
     
  3. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Maine
    Brody's Broodello :

    It is common for splash to have pigment loss at hatching. The color comes in after a few weeks. It is ok, don't worry.

    Exactly!​
     
  4. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, cool, thanks so much!
     

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