Blue Silkies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RedBrush Farm, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. RedBrush Farm

    RedBrush Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to Silkies but I have fallen in love [​IMG] My question is ....
    How do I tell if I have Blue or Gray silkies? I can not mistake my white and black, but the gray/blue thing confuses me.
     
  2. Aschenfire

    Aschenfire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I am not mistaken, Grey is more like a roan color, or grizzled. Think the color pattern of a chinchilla. Blue is a solid color
     
  3. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    How old are they? I believe Greys should look silvery grey and usually have black heads; blues will look more steely colored, some will be so dark they look black. Post some pics if you can. Welcome to Silkie love!
     
  4. RedBrush Farm

    RedBrush Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will post pictures when I get home. The ones I have are adult (1yr.) and are all one consistent color. They have dark maroon combs/waddles. They are very pretty. The pictures I looked at for gray were all much lighter than I have. I have my color varieties divided so they do not cross breed. The girls are laying like crazy. I was going to sell eggs/chicks but I do not want to mislead anyone.

    Thanks for the information!!
     

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