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

silkieluver_07

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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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Camelot Farms

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Got pic?

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Sonoran Silkies

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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 another pullet:
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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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silkieluver_07

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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.
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I'll get pictures tomorrow
 
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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!
 

silkieluver_07

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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.
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Its starting to get more buff/partridge in its crest and hackle feathers.

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TurtleFeathers

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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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