Interesting silkie...what to call the color?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by apc, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. apc

    apc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thought this was interesting, and figured Id share. Im not 100percent on who the mother is, but the father is a buff. The possble hens could be buff,grey, or khaki-ish.This isnt a porcelain is it? It looks wayyyy too dark to be, but i figured Id ask. [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  2. apc

    apc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone suggested being a poorly marked partridge, chick was born buff in color, and doesnt seem to have any penciling or pattern on the feathers. I do have a red/buff partridge however, that almost looks tigerish in pattern.
     
  3. apc

    apc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Looks just like a very poorly colored buff to me. A smutty buff. Def. not a porcelian.

    What color were the parents?
     
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  5. apc

    apc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Father was buff, mother is one of the ones listed above. It looks almost more blue than buff.
     
  6. crazy_egg

    crazy_egg Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know, but it's an awesome coloration.
     
  7. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    It's cute, no matter the color... hehe
     
  8. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Off colored buff. It's a cross between colors so it doesn't 'fit' into a specific color category. Very dark buff with blue down and miscoloration would be closest I think. I don't see the pencilling either. I think I was the one who mentioned off-colored part.. but there isn't any pencilling.
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Get exotic and call it 'buff laced'.... [​IMG]

    or smutty buff, whatever is your pleasure
     

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