Help with Silkie coloring...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by VettekLisa, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. VettekLisa

    VettekLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched this little one out on 12-14-08 and have no idea
    what color it is considered. Any ideas?

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  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you have blue and partridge in your flock?
     
  3. Firefly1v

    Firefly1v Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking the same thing. It looks like a Blue partridge.
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Lisa,

    I saw your post on the DFW group, and I meant to reply... It looks like a blue partridge as someone has already said.

    Post a message on the ASBC forum and ask Suze for assistance. Shes WONDERFUL with color genetics.
     
  5. VettekLisa

    VettekLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. This little one actually came from
    Kentucky Silkies eggs. I think at that time it was a
    mixed color flock.
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    It's a grey with red (autosomal red?--Henk, if you're reading what do you think?) From the photos I can't tell if the black is replaced with blue or if the photos simply have a bluish tone overall.

    Blue partridge is partridge with the black diluted to blue, but the gold and red remain. Blue partridge hackles should be blue, laced with red, not pure silver. The head should be red.

    I'll try to find or take a photo of a blue partridge this afternoon.

    Suze
     
  7. VettekLisa

    VettekLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll see if I can't get some better pictures too. The lighting
    is kinda dark in their pen. But if I tried to use the flash, it
    was giving everything a yellowish overtone.
     
  8. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Suze! You're everywhere! But then again... I guess thats the pot calling the kettle huh? LOL
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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