Best Color of Silkie, Sebright, Modern Game Bantam, and Serama?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DrinkTheRainbow, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. DrinkTheRainbow

    DrinkTheRainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you think is the best looking color on them that is easy to get and well developed?
     
  2. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White silkies have been around the longest I believe, the same goes for brown red modern bantams, and sebrights only have 2 recognized colors, silver laced and gold laced. I dont believe buff laced are recognized in sebrights, but I could be mistaken. No one can say what the best looking color is, what some love, others cant stand. But white silkies and brown red moderns would probably be the easiest to find in good quality. Imo
     
  3. DrinkTheRainbow

    DrinkTheRainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Yeah I was thinking about the favoritism but that's okay:D
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    While white silkies have been around longest, it really is not that difficult to find good quality birds in all recognised varieties. I personally find whites the most difficult to keep clean, unstained and especially unsunburned.
     
  5. NdaStix

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    Chickens sunburn?
     
  6. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    white feathers will, what they call 'sun brassed' meaning white feathers will turn a yellowish color if left in the sun for any extended period of time. I dont know if thats what they meant, but that is one other problem with white birds.
     
  7. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think there is a best color for silkies. Blacks are good to have but they can have golden hackles. Whites are good too but hard to keep in good condition.
     
  8. DrinkTheRainbow

    DrinkTheRainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a white silkie roo and he sometimes looks like he has yellow but whenever it rains afterwards he is white again lol probably just dirty!
     
  9. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

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    I agree with Sonoran. That's why I don't own white birds. I will also say...its hard to beat a white bird in the show ring.
     
  10. DrinkTheRainbow

    DrinkTheRainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How? Is it because of the shade of white and the cleanliness?
     

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