Does anyone have any pics of a cuckoo silkie chick right when it hatches? I have no idea what they look like as the ones I got were a few weeks old and you could see the barring on their feathers. And I have chicks hatching. Thanks
Should have the usual light spot on the head, just like any other cuckoo
When they are pure bred bigger spots on the boy´s heads (double dose of the barring gene) and a smaller spot for the girl´s (only one dose of barring gene).
When they are split they can´t be sexed by the size of the head spot.
I don't remember seeing a spot on the head on the two I hatched earlier this year. To me they looked like black or dark blue chicks at hatch, with the striped becoming evident later as they started to get primaries.
Swheat: Thankyou so much for the pics!! That really helps. I hatched out 4 blues and one black. Can't really tell if there is a white spot on the blues but the black doesn't have one. How soon can you tell when they start getting feathers? Do you sell hatching eggs by any chance?