? about Silkie Coloring

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by EliteParamed, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. EliteParamed

    EliteParamed Out Of The Brooder

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    Have been offered a pair of Buff Silkies who are about 1.5 years of age. My question is about their coloring; they are 'light' Buffs opposed to the deep 'reddish' colored Buffs. Is it a DQ for the Buffs to not have the deep rich reddish coloring?

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    Cheryl
     
  2. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The buffs with the reddish buff coloring are called ginger buffs.
     
  3. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    I dont think it would be, but I dont know that much about buff coloring. Maybe if you can post pics people can decide if they are too light.
     
  4. EliteParamed

    EliteParamed Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for you input. Posting a picture the pair.

    Cheryl


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  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:They don't look like buffs at all. [​IMG]
     
  6. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    Quote:They don't look like buffs at all. [​IMG]

    i agree coloring is way off. some blue smutt color is normal but he looks like he has black in him. they look like they r from a mixed color flock to me. they both look like they have white in them also the dq's i see right off is the black and white colors. here is one of my hens for compairison and a hen from last fall when she was a pullet.
    hope it helps,
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