Are these gray silkies? (Pics included)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silkieluver_07, May 15, 2010.

  1. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
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    I have a flock of blue, splash, buff, and partridge silkies (plus a lonely black hen) that I hatched eggs from to get some unique mixed colors. I have a blue, buff, and partridge roo in the breeding pen. At first I thought my chicks were partridge, but two out of the three have a silver hackle instead of the gold. They appear to be gray instead of partridge. Is it possible that my partridges may carry a recessive gray gene? I plan on seperating my silkies by colornow so I can see what pairings produce which chicks.

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  2. joza2210

    joza2210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They could be but in some of the pictures they look blue and in some they look cuckoo
     
  3. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blue with pretty barring.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Yes, they are grey. Not blue; not cuckoo.
     
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Agreed. They are definitely grey.
     
  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like gold silver split on the 2nd to last pic...
     
  7. Golden the Bantam

    Golden the Bantam Out Of The Brooder

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    yes those are definitely some kind of silkies. my friends have two.
     
  8. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
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    Quote:There is a bit of gold in the one chick. How did I end up with grays?
     
  9. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    either your blue roo/ hen or black hen is silver based...
     

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