Buff Silkie???????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Silkie<3, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Silkie<3

    Silkie<3 Out Of The Brooder

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    O'k a few months back i purchased a few silkies from a woman stating they were Buffs from SQ but she sold them as pet quality . But there REALLY dark for buff's is there such a thing as reds?? and they have black tips on there wings/tails

    This is Primrose my oldest 'Buff'
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  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Silkie<3 :

    O'k a few months back i purchased a few silkies from a woman stating they were Buffs from SQ but she sold them as pet quality . But there REALLY dark for buff's is there such a thing as reds?? and they have black tips on there wings/tails

    This is Primrose my oldest 'Buff'
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/94693_002.jpg

    she is buff alright..a nice rich color buff, what makes her a pet quality is the black pigment showing thru her fly feathers and tail, SQ buff birds don't have that, they are almost devoided of ALL black pigment on the feathers(very find peppering on tail is ok,but is very very small)​
     
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  4. Silkie<3

    Silkie<3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!!! [​IMG] can't wait to start surfing !
     
  5. Silkie<3

    Silkie<3 Out Of The Brooder

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    :] oh well i really love her color <3 Thank you Soooooo!!! much
     
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    Silkie<3 :

    Thank you!!! [​IMG] can't wait to start surfing !

    Note that some of his links aren't functional anymore, but that if you can get to the homepage, he covers ALL the breeds that are well known and many that aren't!.​
     
  7. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would say there breed quailty silkies you need buffs like till keep combs dark
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    THe colour of the buf is correct. Many buffs are not hte rich colour they are supposed to be. However, they have WAY too much black on the wings/tails.
     
  9. silkieloverz123

    silkieloverz123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really really cute the buffs are my favorites!
     

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