I am not sure if the gray chicks are splash, or if they are blue, or what ...? I have so much to learn about the colors and genetics of silkies and have been poring over on-line info regarding them.
The 2 gray - blue chicks.
One of my white chicks studies me as I study him. ( her ? )
I opened the wings of one of the gray chicks to show the color and the wing development.
The only paint chick is on the far right. It has a few spots here and there, and they are definitely spots, not splash or barring.
These two silkie chicks were incubated and tended by a pair of Porcelain d'Uccles . ( Shh, they don't know they're another breed of chicken so don't mention it to them . ) These chicks are also from my Paint Silkie and white Silkie hens. From the chicks' budding combs I believe the chick on the left is a male and the other a female.
These chicks look like baby dinosaurs, don't they ?
They have very dark blue skin. Look at their feet.
a family of Porcelain & Self-Blue d'Uccles * ( click on asterisk to see previous post about the d'Uccles ). Again I'd like to stress to you that these chicks are unaware they are not related through breeding to the d'Uccles , so don't mention it to them ! Their mama is very attentive to them and their siblings and their papa is very protective.
If you have any suggestions or info that would help please comment ! Thank-you ~ by Granny Baa
I posted my question about the color, breeding, etc. of Paint Silkies on a Facebook page and received some very interesting info, comment, and advice. I am going to paste the responses here as an update. I am very thankful to all the people willing to share their knowledge with me and I hope sharing this with you helps all of us raising poultry ! ~ " question!! I have various shades of grey, platinum? and blues trying the same thing lol
Donna Rippy I just looked really quickly but are you crossing the paint cockerel with WHITE? That will NEVER work. Paints are really white chickens with one copy of Dominate white and the spots are leakage. Paints should be breed to BLACKS and other Paints. The other colors you are seeing are probably from you whites. White can hide lots of colors and my guess is she is either blue are splash under that white.
Dian Gardner Donna is correct, breed Paints with Black or other Paints only. Otherwise you will end up with all sorts of odd colors, and a genetic mess. Don't breed to the grey (lavender) or the blues either - unless you are trying to produce blue paints. You wi...See More