Anyone have or heard of Dun or Khaki Silkies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RAREROO, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    That's basicly my question. I got a pair of silkies about 2 weeks ago at a livestock sale and the hen is snow white and the roo I was told was white, but just a little dirty from dusting, but he is still the same color and the hen is still snow white, so after seeing pics of Khaki Sumatras and hearing of Dun Silkies from another post somewhere, I was thinking it may be possilbe that he is a khaki silkie. So does any one have or heard of khaki silkies? any pics ? I don't have a pic of my roo uploaded yet and you really can't tell as good in a pic as in person, I'll try to get one though.
     
  2. eekgads

    eekgads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm, I've never heard of dun-colored or khaki silkies. But, mother nature provides many variations. Actually, it sounds like they would be a very extreme dilute of the buffs. I've never seen one in-person or in a picture so would be very curious to see a picture. [​IMG]
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a white Langshan pullet like that. I'll post a pic later. She looks white until you see her next to a true white - she looks dusty. She's a recessive white surprise from a black to black breeding.

    -Cindy in MA
     
  4. silkielovr

    silkielovr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I have heard of them, there are people working on this color right now.
    It is not a dirty white or even any type of white at all, it looks true Dun or Khaki.
    Like the Khaki ducks.
    Quite pretty really
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    The gene is called dun, and it is an allele of dominant white. The variety is called chocolate for a single dose of the gene; khaki for a double dose. There is also fawn which has a double dose of dun, but the genotype may vary a bit (not the dun gene, but others).

    A number of people, including myself are working on chocolates & khaki.

    If you can post a photo it would help; do realize that white silkie feathers stain very easily, not to mention sunburn. So if the breeder said the bird is white, you need to consider those possibilities.
     
  6. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. silkielovr

    silkielovr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wanted to restate what I said so as not to be confusing.

    I meant that the dun or khaki color did not LOOK like any kind of white, I have no idea what it takes to make it that color, Sonoran Silkies can explain that.

    When you see it you won't think "dirty white"

    I hope they get it worked out soon, I think it is going to be GREAT, the chocolate for sure!
     
  8. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks everyone, I will try to get pics of him soon, though I have decided that he's not dirty, hes is definitly white/creamish based with faint buff like coloring in a few parts of his body. The breeder did have White and Black silkies that he was selling that day so I have been thinking he could be a possilbe sport from a black on black mating. When they start breeding, I will cross him with a black hen to see if I get Duns. I'll also cross him with the snow white hen.
     

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