Gray Silkies question - PICTURES

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SundownWaterfowl, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I hatched 2 gray silkies about a 1.5 months ago. Ive been told there are two types of gray, light and dark, right?
    Is there any other colors you can pair gray with? I have blue, splash and possibly white?

    Both are girls and if there isn't anything I can use them for I will have to sell them off.
     
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  2. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Can you post photos?
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Yes. I'll go take some.
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Yes. I'll go take some.
     
  5. kurka

    kurka Out Of The Brooder

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    could you post a photo of them? i bought some chickens few days ago, and i guess they all are nonstandart ones, one was very nice looking dark gray. i would like to know if it was real gray. sorry i cannot told you what rooster is good for yours. I can guess that maybe black or white..
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Here are a couple pictures of the two.

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  7. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
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    i think those are considered lavender! don't get rid of them just yet!

    eta: and if you do i will take them off your hands! if i could add more birds to my flock without my dh being mad at me [​IMG]
     
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  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Ummm, not lavendar lol. If you decide not to keep them, let me know; I would be interested. One looks similar to a little sort of grey that I had: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:She's adorable. [​IMG]

    If I mated them to buff, blue, splash, or white, I would just get mixed colored offspring, right? I was planning on bringing them to the show this sunday, but if you are interested in both or just the one, let me know. Im pretty sure I'm going to sell them. They came from Marjorie B. I hatched them from eggs.
     
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  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Are you following the grey discussion on the silkie club website?

    Assuming that grey is partridge with silver instead of gold, you could pair to a partridge. Sons will be golden (one copy of gold, one of silver. Mate these sons back to a grey hen and you should get some pure silver sons as well as silver daughters.

    However, no one seems to have decent grey males, which makes things much more difficult. It should not be such a problem, but when was the last time anyone saw a grey male silkie at a show?
     

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