White silkie with black feathers? (with pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NorthernAZchickens, May 14, 2009.

  1. NorthernAZchickens

    NorthernAZchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a silkie 3 or so weeks old. I believed it was a white silkie, well, because she was all white, not a spot of color on her at 3 days old... then I started to see a black feather or two. And yesterday I was looking at her and now she has several. She is still mostly white, but some black mixed in. Do white silkies get a few black feathers or is she some kind of splash? Thoughts?

    Also, this morning I discovered my first roo. I noticed one of my Golden Laced Wyandottes with a pink comb and the start of wattles.
     
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  2. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
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    Are you sure it isnt a splash Silkie?
    I ended up with one of them this spring and I really like it.
     
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I vote for a splash, although the feathers are usually more gray then black. Pic?
     
  4. jenni2142

    jenni2142 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think a white silkie with black spots is a paint silkie. I saw them on feathersite, very pretty coloring. Splash has a gray base color and paint the white I think. They actually compare the 2 side by side on feathersite.
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Unless in Europe, or someone has been working on a project [​IMG] , it is a splash. There is a genetic difference between splash & paint. (That phrasing just lends itself to puns, doesn't it) [​IMG]

    The background colour for splash can vary from white (or nearly so) to a medium-light blue.
     
  6. Redhead Hen

    Redhead Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanna see a pic!! Sounds pretty!![​IMG]
     
  7. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
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    I would like to see pics also. Its likely just a light splash
     
  8. NorthernAZchickens

    NorthernAZchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm at work, I'll try to get a photo tonight. She is a pretty, but silly bird. She is always challenging the top hats and cochins in our flock. And of course, I know she may be a he, but I know there is little chance on guessing correctly for several months.

    So, pic's coming later!
     
  9. Redhead Hen

    Redhead Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Can't wait! [​IMG]
     
  10. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
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    hi there!!! sorry i cant help. but where in az are you located?
     

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