Is it just a mutt? Pic Added!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by E.M. Silkies, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. E.M. Silkies

    E.M. Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering about the partridge silkies. I know the true partridge are supposed to be the red/orange and black. But what is it that has the orange and black body but silver neck and hackles? Is it just a DQ because of off colored hackles? Or is it something different? Maybe a partridge and blue partridge cross? New to partridges. Any info would be great. Just saw something called a blonde partridge... Is id legit or just a mutt?
     
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  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you have pics ? A Partridge, Gold and Black patterned (gold gened) bird shouldnt be able to have Silver leakage. A roo that is split for both Silver and gold genes usually looks more like a Silver patterned breed with just a litte gold coming through. But hens cant be split, they are either gold or silver.
     
  3. E.M. Silkies

    E.M. Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will get pics today. He is a roo.
     
  4. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible that he might be a calico?
     
  5. E.M. Silkies

    E.M. Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure what calicos look like but I guess anything is possible... I wasn't able to get pics today(camera was dead) but I will post some tomorrow morning/afternoon. Would love to know what you all think.
     
  6. E.M. Silkies

    E.M. Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the roo in question. He doesn't look excellent, he just went through a molt. Tell me what you think!

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  8. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    I thought a "calico" was splash with red leakage? The bird in this thread appears to be a grey with red leakage to me, but I don't know if there is a name for it?
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yeah, honsetly, it just looks like a duckwing with something else coming through. It looks kind of like someone tried making Salmon - silver wheaten w/mahogany. Instead, they probably used partridge. ("gray")
     
  10. E.M. Silkies

    E.M. Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know anything about his history or what the goal was with him. If I was aiming for calico, what could I breed him with? If it's just red leakage, that sure is a heck of a lot! I don't know....Whatever he is, I think he's neat. I would just like to know what he is and what my options are with him. Thanks everyone for your input.
     

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