Is this a buff or patridge silkie?

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by elliandfritz, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. elliandfritz

    elliandfritz Chirping

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    Hi,
    Someone gave me this silkie roo at a swap meet since they had already sold all of their hens. I mainly took him because they were willing to give me a great deal on some pullets if I did. However, I’m a little confused on if he’s a patridge silkie or a buff Silkie with leakage. The person that gave him away said he was likely a patridge but he just seems like a buff Silkie with leakage to me. He’s about a year old and has been breeding to to buff hens. Their offspring had been about 50/50 nicely colored buff and buff with grayish/blue tail feathers.

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  2. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Crowing

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    I agree with you!

    He does look to be a handsome buff with some leakage! I have one just like him!
     
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  3. elliandfritz

    elliandfritz Chirping

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    Thank you! That makes me feel a ton better as I have some buff pullets. He’s such a friendly bird that I didn’t want to rehome him just because I don’t have patridge hens.
     
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  4. Gilded Feather

    Gilded Feather Songster

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    Yep, smutty buff. He is beautiful though. Love that comb! :pop
     
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  5. silkiekeeper

    silkiekeeper Songster

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    I agree with smutty buff. Very pretty bird.
     
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  6. CrazyChookChookLady

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    Beautiful guy!

    I love the first picture with his beak open, makes me think he's telling you to get your hands off of him!! LOL :gig
     
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  7. elliandfritz

    elliandfritz Chirping

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    Thank you, everyone! He’s certainly a personality now that we’ve gotten to know him!
     
  8. silkiekeeper

    silkiekeeper Songster

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    Roosters are hilarious. I wish I could have more.
     
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  9. CrazyChookChookLady

    CrazyChookChookLady Songster

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    This is my boy, Thunder. He's a blue splash. He's a hoot! He is learning to be a very good protector and took to the chicks he fathered very well.

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