One of my hens has been brooding on a single egg for a while now and it hatched yesterday! (Very exciting, my first hatch ever!) I was thinking that the Mom was my Buff Silkie, as I originally found the egg in "her" nest under the children's playhouse. But, I think it's pattern looks like Partridge, and I also have a Partridge hen. So, I guess I am wondering - Is this a Partridge chick? And can a Buff have a Partridge chick? Or carry the Partridge gene? Or was this baby definitely from my Partridge Silkie? The roo was a White naked-neck (a.k.a. "Showgirl) Silkie, and the baby got the naked-neck gene.