what color is this silkie? Update with *PIC*, pg 2

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by The Lisser, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. The Lisser

    The Lisser Songster


    The baby in the forefront, looking at the camera. Hatched from a group of B/B/S shipped eggs - I'm a little confused by the tan tint. This photo was taken in daylight, no flash.

    thanks for any input!!!

    Edited to update title
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2010

  2. iluvmychicks

    iluvmychicks Songster

    Mar 5, 2007
    It appears buff to me:)

  3. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    I second buff [​IMG]

    Could a buff egg have been slipped in by mistake?
  4. The Lisser

    The Lisser Songster

    I don't know about a buff egg - I don't think the breeder raises buffs. The chick also has gray on it. The breeder does raise lavenders. Could it be lavender? or porcelain?

  5. dolly85

    dolly85 Songster

    Jun 1, 2010
    I had a buff silkie chick who grew up to be snow white! I'll bet yours ends up to be a splash.

  6. ultasol

    ultasol Songster

    Apr 30, 2009
    SE Washington
    Could be white, possibly splash.
  7. Can't be a buff [​IMG] Can't be a white [​IMG]

    Just about has to be a splash.
  8. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    I agree splash. mine hatch out yellowish. keep us updated as it grows
  9. ultasol

    ultasol Songster

    Apr 30, 2009
    SE Washington
    If the person had white birds and an egg got mixed in, it surely could.

  10. The eggs are from me and I don't have a white breeding pen. I did have a lovely cockerel and 3 white hens, but lost the cockerel...couldn't find another one...so I sold the white hens. That was prior to shipping the eggs to the OP.

    I really think this is going to be a splash chick. Now, I do have 2 black split/lav hens and a splash split/lav cock in the BBS pen. I think the OP is wondering if there is a possibility that this could be a lavender. While it is a genetic possibility to hatch a lavender from these eggs, I do not believe that this is one.

    My splash often hatch with slightly yellowish down mixed with a bit of smoky color.

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