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post #51 of 82

She will be once i've got her used to me XD

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Owner of 7 Silkies- Thunder,Rose,Lily,Izzy,Bee, Charlotte,Belle,Lucy and Tree bird <3

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post #52 of 82
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Originally Posted by PamB 

Does anyone know how I would breed to get more of this pattern (black head/gray body)?

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63636_img_3437.jpg


I have hatched many of these from gray breeding. I call them "Charcoal" and it is not a color that I am striving for, but it is beautiful. Mine are not a combination of colors with different color parents, but came from very dark gray males to chinchilla gray females. I have seen this color in Lavender breeding, but the body color is much lighter and has a slight blue cast to it.
I keep all the non-penciled ones for future gray breeding. I had never had a male color like this, most of the males from the same breeding are more of a black and white than charcoal colored and the color is not even throughout the body. This year was the first year I hatched a cockerel that is very similar to the pullets below. Hope that helps, I love the color too.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25578_100_5137.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25578_100_5129.jpg

post #53 of 82
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Originally Posted by Donna McCormick 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PamB 

Does anyone know how I would breed to get more of this pattern (black head/gray body)?

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63636_img_3437.jpg


I have hatched many of these from gray breeding. I call them "Charcoal" and it is not a color that I am striving for, but it is beautiful. Mine are not a combination of colors with different color parents, but came from very dark gray males to chinchilla gray females. I have seen this color in Lavender breeding, but the body color is much lighter and has a slight blue cast to it.
I keep all the non-penciled ones for future gray breeding. I had never had a male color like this, most of the males from the same breeding are more of a black and white than charcoal colored and the color is not even throughout the body. This year was the first year I hatched a cockerel that is very similar to the pullets below. Hope that helps, I love the color too.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25578_100_5137.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25578_100_5129.jpg


Thank you!  They are gorgeous!!!  Really beautiful girls!

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post #54 of 82

Here's one of my young grey cockerels from my line.  I'm working on grey Silkies and Showgirls.  smile  I have a super nice grey cockerel for sale (not from my line), but he has dark green feet.  Otherwise, he's GORGEOUS.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13587_hpim2978.jpg

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post #55 of 82
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Originally Posted by Donna McCormick 
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Originally Posted by PamB 

Does anyone know how I would breed to get more of this pattern (black head/gray body)?

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63636_img_3437.jpg


I have hatched many of these from gray breeding. I call them "Charcoal" and it is not a color that I am striving for, but it is beautiful. Mine are not a combination of colors with different color parents, but came from very dark gray males to chinchilla gray females. I have seen this color in Lavender breeding, but the body color is much lighter and has a slight blue cast to it.
I keep all the non-penciled ones for future gray breeding. I had never had a male color like this, most of the males from the same breeding are more of a black and white than charcoal colored and the color is not even throughout the body. This year was the first year I hatched a cockerel that is very similar to the pullets below. Hope that helps, I love the color too.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25578_100_5137.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25578_100_5129.jpg


Really beautiful girls.  Checked out you website, too.  Really nice looking silkies!

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post #56 of 82
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Originally Posted by shelleyb1969 

Here's one of my young grey cockerels from my line.  I'm working on grey Silkies and Showgirls.  smile  I have a super nice grey cockerel for sale (not from my line), but he has dark green feet.  Otherwise, he's GORGEOUS.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/13587_hpim2978.jpg


The calico male in your avatar resembles the coloring on a young Tolbunt. Very pretty. Always loved that color combination. Similar, isn't it.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25578_good_group_tolbunt.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25578_hawk_tollbunt-3.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25578_marsha_3_best.jpg

post #57 of 82
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Originally Posted by GA_in_GA 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna McCormick 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PamB 

Does anyone know how I would breed to get more of this pattern (black head/gray body)?

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63636_img_3437.jpg


I have hatched many of these from gray breeding. I call them "Charcoal" and it is not a color that I am striving for, but it is beautiful. Mine are not a combination of colors with different color parents, but came from very dark gray males to chinchilla gray females. I have seen this color in Lavender breeding, but the body color is much lighter and has a slight blue cast to it.
I keep all the non-penciled ones for future gray breeding. I had never had a male color like this, most of the males from the same breeding are more of a black and white than charcoal colored and the color is not even throughout the body. This year was the first year I hatched a cockerel that is very similar to the pullets below. Hope that helps, I love the color too.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25578_100_5137.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25578_100_5129.jpg


Really beautiful girls.  Checked out you website, too.  Really nice looking silkies!


Thank you. Need to update that site with some new photos soon.

post #58 of 82
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Originally Posted by Donna McCormick 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PamB 

Does anyone know how I would breed to get more of this pattern (black head/gray body)?

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63636_img_3437.jpg


I have hatched many of these from gray breeding. I call them "Charcoal" and it is not a color that I am striving for, but it is beautiful. Mine are not a combination of colors with different color parents, but came from very dark gray males to chinchilla gray females. I have seen this color in Lavender breeding, but the body color is much lighter and has a slight blue cast to it.
I keep all the non-penciled ones for future gray breeding. I had never had a male color like this, most of the males from the same breeding are more of a black and white than charcoal colored and the color is not even throughout the body. This year was the first year I hatched a cockerel that is very similar to the pullets below. Hope that helps, I love the color too.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25578_100_5137.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25578_100_5129.jpg


I love the color.. I think they are splendid.
I had 5 greys, but decided to just stick with one thing and one thing only and that is the partridge Silkie. I don't have the room for other projects, so I sold all of my greys a week ago to a lady that wanted some pets. That freed up another pen for me.

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post #59 of 82
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna McCormick 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PamB 

Does anyone know how I would breed to get more of this pattern (black head/gray body)?

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63636_img_3437.jpg


I have hatched many of these from gray breeding. I call them "Charcoal" and it is not a color that I am striving for, but it is beautiful. Mine are not a combination of colors with different color parents, but came from very dark gray males to chinchilla gray females. I have seen this color in Lavender breeding, but the body color is much lighter and has a slight blue cast to it.
I keep all the non-penciled ones for future gray breeding. I had never had a male color like this, most of the males from the same breeding are more of a black and white than charcoal colored and the color is not even throughout the body. This year was the first year I hatched a cockerel that is very similar to the pullets below. Hope that helps, I love the color too.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25578_100_5137.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25578_100_5129.jpg


Beautiful as always Donna!!!!! love

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Please visit Southside Silkie Shack to view pictures of most of my birds
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post #60 of 82
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna McCormick 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PamB 

Does anyone know how I would breed to get more of this pattern (black head/gray body)?

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/63636_img_3437.jpg


I have hatched many of these from gray breeding. I call them "Charcoal" and it is not a color that I am striving for, but it is beautiful. Mine are not a combination of colors with different color parents, but came from very dark gray males to chinchilla gray females. I have seen this color in Lavender breeding, but the body color is much lighter and has a slight blue cast to it.
I keep all the non-penciled ones for future gray breeding. I had never had a male color like this, most of the males from the same breeding are more of a black and white than charcoal colored and the color is not even throughout the body. This year was the first year I hatched a cockerel that is very similar to the pullets below. Hope that helps, I love the color too.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25578_100_5137.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25578_100_5129.jpg


So she wouldn't be considered a gray, or entered as a gray in a show?

I have a girl that looks similar and am wondering if she is a Gray or not.

She does have the penciling on the wings, so im guessing not gray. What would I call her then?
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/minpingurl1/DSC05548.jpghttp://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m203/minpingurl1/DSC05551.jpg

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