Has anyone seen a silky colour like this?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bantymum, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Hi this is my fave little boy born through a grey dad and white mum. He is 3 months old and starting to try to crow.
    He has green tinges on his wings and lovely raspberry wattles.
    Im looking forward to seeing him all feathered out.

  2. ninny

    ninny Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    to me it looks like he has partridge in him. neat bird
  3. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Songster

    Aug 31, 2007
    looks like a calico to me
  4. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    I was thinking calico too. I've never seen green on a silkie.
  5. we dont have "calico" here in Australia, at least it isnt recognised as a standard colour.
    Ive never seen green either on a silky, ???
  6. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Songster

    Dec 4, 2007
    that is a really beautiful and unique bird!
    yur lucky [​IMG]
  7. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    calico is not a standard color here either. i have a friend who has a roo looks just like him without the green. he came from a mixed color flock of silkies i got eggs and hatched him from someone here on the board. i don't call that calico to me it's just mixed coloration since so many colors involved.

    what i've always know to be calico here is like the pic i'm includeing, might be hard to see it. it is from a splash x smutty buff to try to clear the buff color which gives it a dilution gene that makes it splash looking with brown in it giveing it 3 colors in one.

    r both parents silkies and those colors standard color or do they have other colors in them.?

  8. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    At the silky groups this color is being "worked" on by a few...Here in Holland also. My understanding is that the concensus is that a calico will look like a simple grey till the adult coloring comes in (and then will show all the colors).
    I had a "silver" calico roo... thought for sure was a grey till his adult feathering came in. When I paired him with my black they made every color of silkie you can imagine except I never once got a true white out of them or a red(though I am not saying it was impossible)
  9. Real Silkychic :Actually, yes they are both silkies, one was grey splash and the mum was white.
    I do notice that his feet arent as feathered as all his siblings. Maybe some genes went crazy!!
    I love him anyway and look forward to his offspring as they are sold as pets not for show.
    I love your colours, shes beautiful.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2008
  10. Quote:Thats interesting Diana, yes i wonder what colours my boy will contribute to in spring? He does seem to be showing more colours as he ages.
    Good to see you.[​IMG]

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