What color is this silkie chick?

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  1. Wee Timmy

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    He is 9 weeks old, I got him with 6 other chicks out of the 'assorted bantams' bin at the local feed store. I was thinking self blue or possibly splash, though he has this solid light grey color throughout.

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    Him on the right.
     
  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    Looks like a splash silkie.
     
  3. Wee Timmy

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    I was thinking splash silkies had more of a blotched coloring than this? The dark area you can see in the pictures are just the skin showing through thin feathers.
     
  4. Leah567

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    Oh okay. Then I think blue silkie.
     
  5. Wee Timmy

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    Ok, thanks for the help! I would say the blue coloring is much darker than this, but there is a lot of variation in hatchery stock.
     
  6. Leah567

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    I agree, Your welcome!
     

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