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    European "Paint" Silkies

    Thank you for the kind words, my husband will be remembered for his hard work and love of the animals and the children. The Children's Farm was one of his passions and we spent many, many years preparing and raising animals and chickens for everyone to enjoy. Orville will be missed by all and...
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    what to breed for grey silkies?

    Quote: I am confused by that answer. Blue X White does not give you certain White and Gray x any other color besides White will not give you Gray.
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    What does a grey silkie look like?

    That would be difficult to answer not knowing the color background of your birds. I myself, would never breed anything that carries red, in an attempt to make a gray. It would not do you much good for future breeding to have silver partridge females and males that carry red if your goal is to...
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    what to breed for grey silkies?

    Gray silkies have been an accepted variety for many years. There is a complete color description in The American Bantam Association Book Of Standards or you can view it on this site at this thread. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=478550 You breed Gray x Gray to get get...
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    Silkie thread!

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE
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    What does a grey silkie look like?

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE
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    What does a grey silkie look like?

    Quote: A big "well done" to your daughter, on a BV at her first show! Kids are the best!
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    What does a grey silkie look like?

    Quote: Yes, I will post a couple for you. Grays can hatch with or without stripes, although stripes are more prevalent. You will want to look for gray/silver coloring throughout the body. Any signs of gold at hatch is never a good sign. Chicks that hatch with gold, anywhere in the body are...
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    Silkie thread!

    Quote: Love his coloring! Ooh La La!
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    Silkie thread!

    Thank you for the suggestion April, I have never played Bingo put always wanted to go to one! Looks like fun to me. I have listened to ladies talk about going to the Bingo Hall here. Talking about 10 playing boards (or whatever you call them) and playing them all at the same time. I bet I would...
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    Silkie thread!

    Thank you ladies, I will contact Bobbi later. Also, I am very sorry to hear of Bobbi's loss. I know how difficult that is, I have lost two loved ones in the last year and my heart goes out to her and her family. My sister ordered a few different laying type chickens, I don't remember what they...
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    Silkie thread!

    Excuse for a just a second please and let me slide in here with a question. I can't seem to find any info. on this in my search. Do any of you fellow silkie breeders know what that colored stuff is, that a hatchery bloops on a newly hatched chicks head to mark it, and where you might be able to...
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    What does a grey silkie look like?

    Quote: Sonoran Silkies is right, it is not like mixing Paint. Black x White will not give you gray. You would most likely get some bad blacks, bad whites, bad Partridge and who knows what else. It would all depend on what is in the background of your breeding birds. Just because a bird, or two...
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    Silkies Of A Different Color

    Birds & Eggs : Quote: Donna, She is GORGEOUS!!! She looks like some of the Silkies we are calling "Frost" Here is a few pics of them-- Cockerel and pullets- https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/101054_frost_silk_1.jpg Pullets...
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    Silkies Of A Different Color

    Birds & Eggs : Quote: Donna, She is GORGEOUS!!! She looks like some of the Silkies we are calling "Frost" Here is a few pics of them-- Cockerel and pullets- https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/101054_frost_silk_1.jpg Pullets...
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