What colour is this silkie chick?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rosetinted, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. rosetinted

    rosetinted Out Of The Brooder

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    Posted this in the wrong section before, sorry!!


    ...This little sweetie popped out from my black silkie eggs, any idea what colour it could be? [​IMG]

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  2. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    don't know but I want it wahhhhhhhhh [​IMG]
     
  3. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like mine did, they were buff silkies.
     
  4. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks to be a splash to me. They will often look "mottled" with colors like that.
     
  5. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buff with some darks that we call smut but it usually molts out. Cute chick! My Splash chicks have all appeared to be light gray with no other color until the darks show up around 6-8 weeks.
     
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  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    My buffs are a deeper yellow--looks more like a splash to me, but it does seem to have too much yellow and not enough silvery down to be a typical splash chick. Rosetinted, you said this came from your blacks? Are all the birds in that pen blacks? How long since any other roosters have had access to the girls? What other colour roosters could possibly have hopped the fence? Any chance that any of your black girls is really a dark blue?

    Another possibility is recessive white, carrying silver gene and not carrying genes for white down.
     
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  7. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:Exactly what I thought of Sonoran [​IMG]
     
  8. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Still learning here, but I have seen a lot of lavender colored chicks like this. Is it any possibility? Is lavender a dilute color of anything being discussed here?
    Like I said, still learning. I think you need years of experience or a college degree in genetics to understand all of the color nuances.
     
  9. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    That looks like a really cute splash... [​IMG]
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Doesn't look like a lavender chick.
     

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