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Is there a laced silkie? PIC

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CityGirlintheCountry, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    This baby came from TSC. I thought she was just a buff silkie, but she seems to be developing lacing on her wings. Is there a laced silkie? [​IMG]


  2. elliemay0305

    elliemay0305 Songster

    Dec 27, 2008
    i havent heard fo one but there could be! if not maybe you have the first one![​IMG] could it be a splash that looks that way while its young?
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I don't know but I am jealous of those adorable babies!
  4. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Is there a buff splash? That could be cool. She's pretty certainly not white. The one on the left is a white (or splash) chick. This one has a tinge of red to her. I was totally surprised by the black smudges though. Where'd those come from?

    (Thanks, Thechickenchick! They are sweet, aren't they? [​IMG] )
  5. Its a buff. Buffs from hatcheries have black in their wings. Buffs from breeders tend to not have that, or have very very little, as breeders try to breed off colors out.
  6. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    lots of buffs have black on their wings, it's just a fault. It's hard to get them without it, and usually only by buying from a good show breeder can you get some that dont. They generally will loose some of the black with each molt.
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Take a photo of the spread wing, please. Also a view of her back. The wing markings look similar to partridge, but I'm not certain. If so, she looks to be unusually light in colour, so I would suspect some variation that is quite dilute. She doesn't look dark enough in colour to be buff, either.

    Lacing doesn't show well on silkie feathers; some other secondary patterns show up more clearly.

  8. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Will do. Or I'll try at least. She's a fiesty little thing! [​IMG]
    She doesn't have back feathers yet. These guys are only a couple of weeks old. I don't think any of the silkies have anything but wings and stumpy tails just yet. Silly little silkies...

    She is a Tractor Supply chick which makes her a hatchery mutt (and possibly a boy). I was purely guessing on her coloring being buff. I know she's not white and that's about it. Her wing markings look like my baby Golden Laced Wyandotte x buff orp mixes. Their black has gotten fainter with each new layer of feathers. It makes sense that the silkie's would too. Dunno. She's a sweetie either way. [​IMG]
  9. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    I think there have been attempts at making laced Silkies, but like Sonoran said, the lacing doesn't really show up well in the fluffy feathers, so no one has really made an effort to make any laced. It would come out looking more blotchy, like a badly dyed feather duster. [​IMG]
  10. Quote:Agreed...

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