How many different kinds of Silkie are there?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Tanichca, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    So I have seen or heard of cuckoo, porcelain, lavender, and all sorts of different kinds.
    My questions are:
    1) can anyone post pics of their odd (non-recognized colored) silkies?
    2) how did you get this color?
    3) Just how many varieties are there?
    I am just curious, as silkies are my favorite breed! [​IMG]
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    There are many different colors of Silkies, I'm not even sure of all of them. I know there is a Lavender Silkie though.
  3. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    I will be watching this thread. I have a Splash, Patridge and Lav split.
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    White, Buff, Black, Partridge, Silver Partridge, Blue, Splash, Lavender, Cuckoo, Red, . . . And then there's of course a lot of weird colors out there that have nicknames, but to me are just crossing one random color and another.
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2010
  5. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    this is cuckoo
    blue with some blacks
    that is all I have
  6. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not my birds, these are from Netherlands...

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    Double Laced (I think project birds)

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    Paint Silkies


    Lavender Cuckoo
  7. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    Here is a gray
    Partridge hen
  8. destiny_56085

    destiny_56085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2009
    Sleepy Eye, MN
    There are 2 varieties of silkies...bearded and non-bearded. In both varieties there are 7 accepted colors (so far).... black, white, blue, splash, grey, partridge, and buff. These colors can go on to win best of breed, champion featherleg, champion landfowl, best in show. AOV's can only advance to best of variety. Any other color is still considered All Other Variety (AOV)...lavender, cuckoo, porcelain, chocolate, calico, tortoise, silver partridge, blue partridge, etc. Lavendar is under way to getting accepted this fall.
  9. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    Wow I LOVE the lavender cuckoo! The paint is really pretty as well. Anyone have any idea how to get the colors?
  10. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    You would have to import. Plus someone paid over 1,000 for a paint trio, so they would make you live on the streets [​IMG]

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