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Silkie
Partridge; & variances within the variety Created by canyoncritters
Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed:

This color is fun, as it has variances from light, red, medium, to dark. When hatching this color you should get one of these variances within the partridge variety.

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Description / Information

Female​

120​

This is your red partridge on a 4 month old pullet, very striking.​

Female​

365​

This is a light partridge year old hen, some might call this a buff, but you will notice the ticking on saddle, wings, tail, and feet. A buff would be a clear representation of this color with no ticking whatsoever.​

Female​

5​

Here is what ended up being a medium partridge female at 5 days old. All partridge should show some variance of the "chipmunk" pattern at hatching, although some may hatch out a muted brown/beige all over, however those chicks often end up having little​

Female​

45​

Here is the same pullet pictured as a chick above, now at 1 1/2 months. note the color definition between the neck/hackle and the saddle/chest areas.​

Female​

180​

Here is the same pullet again at 6 months, this is pretty much her adult coloring. You may see differences at each major moulting period, but the patterning should remain the same.​

Female​

150​

Here is a dark partridge 5 month old pullet. Note the black topknot and beard with beatle green sheen. Any black varieties including silkies should show this beatle green in it's feathering. It is a characteristic of true black coloring, and should sh​

Male​

730​

This is a red partridge 2 year old rooster. you will see more definition in the hackle (lighter color), and tail (some dark feathers with beatle green sheen), as well as the wing bows and chest. There is far more sheen in the roosters hackle & tail than​
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