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White Silky hen and Rooster, equals black/grey chick?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MuskokaChick, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chirping

    Feb 20, 2011
    Muskoka Region Ontario
    I was kind of shocked to come home to the 3rd chick hatched, looking blackish/grey...I guess it's normal right? NO?


  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    How are your chickies doing?

    White hides a lot of things. Silkies - I am not sure if they are recessive or dominant white.

    I have a dominant white cochin hen, when crossed with a splash - her chicks were white with black random spots/feathers.

    I had a recessive white Ameraucana rooster, who was actually a black (black father/black mother).

    Tricky, tricky

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