Is this a Blue Partridge Silkie? *Now with Picture*

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silkieluver_07, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    I have a youngster silkie that's growing out that is a nice even shade of blue with copper/tanish colored hackles. Does this resemble a blue partridge at all? If not I'm going to sell it at auction tonight.
     
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  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Got pic?

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  3. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    If you have no Partridge, I'd get rid of it. Off colored hackles are a DQ. [​IMG]
     
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  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Blue partridge is partridge with blue replacing black. Penciling may improve with age, although some will be present from early on.

    Here is a pullet of mine when she was younger.
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    And a henny feathered cock:
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    Here are some partridge cocks, one is blue partridge, although it is a very dark blue.
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  5. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Thanks for the pictures Sonoran. I think its just gold leakage on the hackles. I'll see how it feathers out, then I'll decide if I want to keep it not as a pet. [​IMG] I'll get pictures tomorrow
     
  6. Brody's Broodello

    Brody's Broodello Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Hannah, Here is a photo of the Blue Partridge Hen that my son showed at the York show.
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    she has been breeding true to color, we now have a bunch of little carbon copies of her!
     
  7. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Here's a picture, and I know it has a single comb, so it won't be showable just wondering what the "color" could be called. [​IMG] Its starting to get more buff/partridge in its crest and hackle feathers.

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  8. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Grayson, Ky
    It looks to be a blue partridge to me!
     
  9. TurtleFeathers

    TurtleFeathers Fear the Turtle!

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    That's what my blue partridge looked like at that age. He was kind of an accident tho - he came from a mixed flock, and I had no idea what he was. Because his throat and chest came in reddish at first (against the blue), I named him "Robin".
     

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