HELP! What color is this

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickens88, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. chickens88

    chickens88 New Egg

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    what color is this silkie and what's required for show quality does he look show able? He has blue feathers in his tail! [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2015
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't recognize the color variety. However, I'm not a Silkie expert. He may be a mix of several color varieties.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    They appear to be Gray Silkies.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Or I should say, he appears to be a Gray Silkie. :eek:)
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    He is a Gray Silkie, however, his tail feathers are penciled, which would not meet "The Standard of Perfection"'s "perfection", but it is still considered Gray :)
     
  6. BantamLover21

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  7. Lizard King

    Lizard King Out Of The Brooder

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    I Think He Is A Grey Silkie
     
  8. chickens88

    chickens88 New Egg

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    What does penciled mean?
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Penciled usually refers to a color in which the feathers have a pattern on them. The pattern is made up of lines that form a sort of lacing. This is a photo of a feather with penciling:[​IMG]

    Basically, it's a border surrounding the inner portion of the feather.
     

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