Another what color are these silkies and how do they look.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Doug the Chicken Man, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Here are two silkies that I am trying to confim what color they are.
    They ar 6 weeks old. they have good toe spacing and black legs and the comb is the correct color.

    The father for both of them was a red roo as pictured below.

    Mother was a white silkie. When the mother was crossed with a Mille Fluer D'Uccle I got black with silver lacing on the hackles.





    So what color do you think I am?


    This one was the above red roo with a blue hen.



    so what color am I


    I would like to thank everyone who provides input.
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2010

  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Songster

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    I think the top chick might be gray
    It is kinda hard to tell at this stage, the second one could be partridge [​IMG]
  3. That is what I was wondering
  4. No other comments ??????
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    They are a grey and a partridge.

  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Top chick - Silver Pencilled/partridge (aka Gray)

    Bottom chick - Wildtype partridge
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2010
  7. Thanks.

    I was wondering about the Silver / Grey one .

    So this would confim that the White Silkie has Silver in her?
    So what does that mean in the way of breeding?
  8. catwalk

    catwalk Songster

    May 19, 2009
    Silver (actually the gold gene) is sex-linked. This means females only get one copy, and males get two. Therefore, a hen might be silver, S/-, or gold, s+/-. A male can be silver, S/S, gold, s+/s+, or golden, S/s+. A cock passes on one of his gold genes to each offspring, and a hen only gives hers to her sons.

    What that means: any all-silver males got a silver gene from each parent, any silvery females got their genes from the sire only. If the silver- gened offspring of the white hen are female, the genotype of the bird is still unknown, and your cock has at least one silver gene (I doubt if he has two, by the looks of him). If you get males of that color, your hen is silver, S/-, and your cock is golden, S/s+

    You may need more chicks to find out for sure.
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Quote:no, not wildtype. e^b (aka multiple laced or penciled) partridge

  10. Thanks for the genetic lessons again. I will be filing it away for future use.

    Boy the brain cells are getting used up learning and trying to retain this stuff.

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