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I need help please with sikies

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by roocrazy, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. roocrazy

    roocrazy Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    i need a pic of a calico silkie asap i have a rooster who carries the gene but is black with frost hackles and all i would need is a partridge pullet and i have an hour to chose to get her or not but i want to see what a calico silkie looks like before i start projecting! [​IMG]b[​IMG]

  2. roocrazy

    roocrazy Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    please anyone
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Are you sure he's not a grey?

    Try going to www.feathersite.com and search Silkies. You should be able to find a lot of pictures [​IMG]
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Calico is a term that was originally used to describe a splash with red scattered throughout the plumage. The greys showing red were called by that term. THe someone started calling them tortise-shell. I've also heard calico used to describe a completely different colour pattern (I don't recall exactly what, but there was a photo). I only use calico in its original context: splash showing autosomal red throughout the plumage.

    There is no standard as it is not a recognised variety, and different people mean different things by the term. THere is no gene for calico, unless you are referring to autosomal red.

    If you want to know how well a particular bird meets the standard, you first have to decide based upon traits common to all silkies: type, feathering, comb, skin, toes. Then, if you want a non-recognised variety, decide whether you like his/her colouring or not. For breeding, without seeing photos of the birds in question, I cannot make any recommendations.

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