I have been trying to get a black silkie roo for several years now. I finally purchased a black silkie with markings similar to this, but they are silver. I was told that the silver markings on a black silkie are fine. I had another rooster in before him, but it is possible that this is one of his chicks with either a blue or a blue splash hen.
Is this gold/red penciling or is it actually called leakage? And, is this a disqualification for showing, points off, or is it is worse?
Any help in this area would be great. I'm wondering if I should start from scratch with a new black rooster. But, they are really hard to find around here. My best of show blue girl is getting older, and I need to breed her. I'm getting worried that I wasted a lot of precious breeding time with this roo.
The one pictured is the younger roo that most likely resulted from this breeding.
Edited by weegarden - 3/26/16 at 10:36am