I've got two silkie chicks, approximately 7 weeks old. One is splash and the other is black. The black one is showing solid black, and I just noticed today red in the wing feathers on the splash baby. Two questions... * Is the red showing up in the wings a male color pattern? Like a red sex-link male develops red in his wings? * He/she will pass this red on to possible chicks, so should not be used in breeding. Right? This one's got perfect feet, and I've been waiting for a splash... The babies' combs are pretty similar, though the splash baby's might be a bit wider. They're still completely flat. But I've been feeling that splash is a boy for several weeks. I'm on the fence about the black. The black baby is missing a toenail on its outside toe on both feet, otherwise its feet look beautiful compared to silkie feet pictures. I think it will have a shorter back than the splash one, but I'm FAR from an expert. Here's splash on hatch day. I thought he had odd coloring at first, but he started showing splash right away. Here are the two together this evening. You can see the splash's comb pretty clearly. And here's splash by himself. You can see the red in the wing quite clearly here. It's the same on the other side.