What color pattern is this?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by spiritdance, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I'm new here and a fairly new chicken "addict." I recently hatched my first batch of eggs from my flock of RIR roos, BR hens, two white silkies, a red bantam cochin, and a gold laced bantam cochin. The gold laced is a hen, and she won't let any roo breed her except my white silkie (can't blame her ... he's a handsome devil!!). Anyway, I hatched three of the eggs from this romance and the chicks all have 5 toes, so Davie (my silkie roo) is definitely the culprit, and his "kids" are gorgeous (yes, I'm partial). The thing is, i don't really know what color to call them! They started out with black wings and back and dark red legs, head and tail, but as they're feathering in, they're going black with a wonderful, lacy pattern of white on their chest and wings (so far). I hope some of you can tell enough from my description and the somewhat grainy pics below to help me out here. What should I call these darlings, and how much more should I expect them to change as they grow? Any easy ways to tell roos from pullets? I've heard that females from silkie crosses have light skin. Is this true? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    The pic's are way to blurry to tel the difference between, Mottled, Spangled or laced or anything else, a better pic if you have one handy would help us better.

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  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:That's what I was thinking - and [​IMG]
     
  4. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do these help any?
     
  5. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad to see yourself admit that you are a chicken addict. [​IMG] US TOO! [​IMG] By the way, he's a beautiful little thing. Or she?
     
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  6. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank u! [​IMG]
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I am still no help with the color, but pretty birdie!!!!
     
  8. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me if it's true that silkie cross females have pink skin and males have spotted or dark skin? If so, I've got three pullets [​IMG]
     
  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Not completely sure, but that sounds like a sexing myth to me. I think I would just call that chick a cute mutt and leave it at that.
     
  10. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mutts are good ... I hear silkie mutts are very broody, and I could use some broody hens. [​IMG]
     

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