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Originally Posted by SundownWaterfowl 
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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


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


that lovely gray pullet

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breeders of Showgirls, Silkies{black, blue, splash, white,buff,partridge}       http://boypolish.webs.com/
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post #62 of 82
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Originally Posted by SundownWaterfowl 
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


She reminds me of a young version of this Silverpenciled hen.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/20866_dscn1101.jpg

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Home to Bearded Silkies (Black, Blue,Splash,White,Partridge,Isabel Porcelain & Lavender) BLR Wyandottes, Bantam Columbian,Silverlaced & Dunlaced Wyandottes, White, Grey & Snowy Call Ducks, Standard Magpie Ducks & Sebastopol Geese. Babydoll Southdown Sheep, Black & Traditional Boer Goats
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post #63 of 82

I'm placing my pullet on the BYC auction  http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=593281
I've
thoroughly enjoyed watching her grow & develop but she is the last partridge based bird I kept back & I am not breeding any with the pg gene.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/17059_dsc05851.jpg


Edited by ShysCreations - 11/3/11 at 7:58am

Shy's Creations--- Hobby breeder of mille fleur and silver laced bantam cochins; BBS & porcelain silkies; silver laced bantam wyandottes.  NPIP #84-109; member ABA, Rocky Mtn Feather Fanciers, Rocky Mtn Phst & Waterfowl, Colo Poultry Assoc
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Shy's Creations--- Hobby breeder of mille fleur and silver laced bantam cochins; BBS & porcelain silkies; silver laced bantam wyandottes.  NPIP #84-109; member ABA, Rocky Mtn Feather Fanciers, Rocky Mtn Phst & Waterfowl, Colo Poultry Assoc
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post #64 of 82

Can anyone tell me if this is what a silver one looks like as a chick?
I have never hatched one b4 and have no clue idunno
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/34701_cid_126.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/34701_cid_89.jpg
Thanks!

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post #65 of 82
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Originally Posted by jen5680 

Can anyone tell me if this is what a silver one looks like as a chick?
I have never hatched one b4 and have no clue idunno
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/34701_cid_126.jpg
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/34701_cid_89.jpg
Thanks!


I have 2 and they hatched white with  small black spots on one and the other hatched rather like your chick.
my darkest one is the one that hatched white and you would never know it was the same bird.


Edited by hoppy - 12/1/11 at 6:06pm

If you love your chicken, thank a breeder. NPIP tested

 

visit the Maine Chicken Stocks swaps and shows thread to see what's going on in your part of Maine

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/maine-chicken-swaps-stocks-and-shows-2014

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If you love your chicken, thank a breeder. NPIP tested

 

visit the Maine Chicken Stocks swaps and shows thread to see what's going on in your part of Maine

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/maine-chicken-swaps-stocks-and-shows-2014

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/80875_img_7122.jpg

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CHICKENDALES                             state certified pullorum tester
breeders of Showgirls, Silkies{black, blue, splash, white,buff,partridge}       http://boypolish.webs.com/
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post #67 of 82

My gray silkie pullet or as I am learning, she is a silver partridge.... What do I need to get or do to breed grays? 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/64108_img_1295.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/64108_img_1296.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/64108_img_1299.jpg


Edited by theimis67 - 1/31/12 at 8:18pm

Bantam Cochins in a variety of colors, bantam Cornish, Silkies, Modern Game, Seramas, Black Muscovey Ducks, Call ducks in a variety of colors, and show quality Rouens.

Check out my website: 


http://www.oakgrovepoultryofwisconsin.com/
 

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Bantam Cochins in a variety of colors, bantam Cornish, Silkies, Modern Game, Seramas, Black Muscovey Ducks, Call ducks in a variety of colors, and show quality Rouens.

Check out my website: 


http://www.oakgrovepoultryofwisconsin.com/
 

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post #68 of 82

I had a batch of gray chicks hatch out from my partridge pen, so I thought that I would revitalize this thread celebrate.gif

 

This is so new to me...I've heard both Silver Partridge and Gray being referred to as both the same color and as different colors. Are they the same, or what is the difference (pencilling??)

 

Also, 2 of these chicks have the slightest gold leakage on the tips of their wings. Should these be sold as PQ or is this leakage fairly easy to breed out?

 

ALSO, what color should I breed back to to intensify the gray and minimize the leakage??

 

Thank you all BUNCHES!

Lovin' Life to the FULLEST! I adore my little Silkies and Showgirls! 2 rescue swans, a tribe of guineas and numerous other rescued critters, including my Livestock Guardian, Tony Llama...YES! I live on a farm! Praising God daily! 

 

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Lovin' Life to the FULLEST! I adore my little Silkies and Showgirls! 2 rescue swans, a tribe of guineas and numerous other rescued critters, including my Livestock Guardian, Tony Llama...YES! I live on a farm! Praising God daily! 

 

NPIP certified, AI clear and member of the ABA, ASBA

 

https://www.facebook.com/faithfulfeathers1

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post #69 of 82
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Originally Posted by blessedchick View Post

I had a batch of gray chicks hatch out from my partridge pen, so I thought that I would revitalize this thread celebrate.gif

 

This is so new to me...I've heard both Silver Partridge and Gray being referred to as both the same color and as different colors. Are they the same, or what is the difference (pencilling??)

 

Also, 2 of these chicks have the slightest gold leakage on the tips of their wings. Should these be sold as PQ or is this leakage fairly easy to breed out?

 

ALSO, what color should I breed back to to intensify the gray and minimize the leakage??

 

Thank you all BUNCHES!

Would love to know this too, I'm quite attached to my SP/Gray silkie :)

 

 

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Mystique Silkies

 

Silkies/Showgirls - BBS,White,Porcelain,Lavender,Buff,Paint,Cuckoo

 

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Mystique Silkies

 

Silkies/Showgirls - BBS,White,Porcelain,Lavender,Buff,Paint,Cuckoo

 

My Swap Page - http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mystdogs-swap-page

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post #70 of 82
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Would love to know this too, I'm quite attached to my SP/Gray silkie :)

 

 

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at hatch

 

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On the left at 3 weeks

 

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at 6 weeks

 

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2 months

 Yours looks beautiful! And I'm not seeing any leakage???

I was too concerned about the gold coming in so mine all went to pet homes (they will be spoiled!) I'm going to do some investigating to see which of my hens is responsible and she may be for sale...I just filled up the pen I was going to use for Grays with a black trio...wink.png

Lovin' Life to the FULLEST! I adore my little Silkies and Showgirls! 2 rescue swans, a tribe of guineas and numerous other rescued critters, including my Livestock Guardian, Tony Llama...YES! I live on a farm! Praising God daily! 

 

NPIP certified, AI clear and member of the ABA, ASBA

 

https://www.facebook.com/faithfulfeathers1

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Lovin' Life to the FULLEST! I adore my little Silkies and Showgirls! 2 rescue swans, a tribe of guineas and numerous other rescued critters, including my Livestock Guardian, Tony Llama...YES! I live on a farm! Praising God daily! 

 

NPIP certified, AI clear and member of the ABA, ASBA

 

https://www.facebook.com/faithfulfeathers1

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