splash question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Buns, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. Buns

    Buns Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2010
    Quitman, Texas
    Do chickens with the splash gene develop more dark splash marks as time goes by? Do they always start with some, or can they be just a pale color and then develop the splash marks later on? I'm trying to figure out if I have a light blue pullet or a splash pullet without her splashes yet. LOL
    By what age would you say they have developed all the markings they are going to get?
  2. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    Silkies get their darker markings when they grow out their adult feathers.
  3. Chickanmanfromarkansas

    Chickanmanfromarkansas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2010
    My Splash Polish hens spots darkened up as she matured. Seems like she even deveopled more as she got older.
  4. iajewel

    iajewel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    My splash Orpington start out this light blue color and splash out as they get feathers.
  5. Buns

    Buns Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2010
    Quitman, Texas
    Quote:Thanks so much! Appreciate your reply. [​IMG]
  6. CheshieChick13

    CheshieChick13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:My splash didn't getting the splash effect till she was about 3 months old. She did get darker splashes as time went by.

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